The coalition of 22 AGs reaffirms its support for abortion
Twenty-two attorneys general issued a joint statement on Monday reminding Americans that “safe and legal” access to abortion care is still “robustly protected” in several states, even after the Supreme Court’s ruling last week in ‘to cancel Roe vs. Wade.
The coalition’s joint statement reiterated that attorneys general from 21 states and Washington, D.C. are committed to “supporting and expanding access to abortion care.”
“Abortion care is health care. Period,” the statement read. “We stand united, as the lawmakers of our states, to proudly say that we will not back down in the fight to protect the rights of pregnant women in our states and across the country.”
The statement went on to note that last week’s ruling “undoes nearly half a century of legal precedent and undermines the rights of people across the United States,” but said the coalition “unites to reaffirm our commitment to supporting and expanding access to abortion care.” at national scale.”
The coalition includes state attorneys general from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington.
On Monday, some of the participants posted messages on social media about the coalition’s continued commitment to abortion care.
“I will not back down in the fight to protect access to safe abortion services, nor will a coalition of 21 other AGs from across the country,” New York Attorney General Letitia James tweeted. “It’s your body, your choice, and we will protect your basic rights.”
“Let’s be clear: As long as I serve as Attorney General of Nevada, I will not back down in the fight to protect the fundamental freedoms of pregnant women and women in the Silver State and across the country. Dot,” said the Nevada Attorney General Aaron. Ford tweeted. “Proud to join a national coalition affirming this commitment,” he added.
“Abortion is health care. And it is and will remain legal in Massachusetts,” tweeted Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. “Today I joined 21 of my colleagues in reaffirming our commitment to protect and expand access to abortion. If you want to access care, we will do everything in our power to support you. “