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Local leaders comment on SCOTUS draft decision overturning Roe v. Wade
Local leaders comment on Supreme Court draft decision overturning Roe v. Wade
5/3/202251:43

News reports sharing a leaked draft of a decision from the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) indicate the conservative court is poised to overturn the country’s decades-old constitutional right to an abortion guaranteed by the 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade.

Elected leaders, community advocates and reproductive care providers rally to assert and affirm that Washington state remains a pro-choice state dedicated to serving any person who needs access to a safe, affordable abortion. Washington state has a long record of affirming patients’ rights to abortion and reproductive health care. This pending SCOTUS decision highlights the crucial role governors and state legislatures play in protecting access to such care.

Speakers and attendees include:

Deputy Mayor Monisha Harrell, City of Seattle

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee

Jennifer Martinez, Patient and board president of Planned Parenthood Alliance Advocates

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (Washington State, 7th District)

Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland (Washington State, 10th District)

Executive Dow Constantine, King County

Representative My-Linh Thai (Washington State, 41st District)

Senator Rebecca Saldaña (Washington State, 37th District)

House Speaker Laurie Jinkins (Washington State, 27th District)

Jennifer Allen, CEO of Planned Parenthood Alliance Advocates

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