May 2, 2022 News & Press Releases

DPVA Chair Statement on Supreme Court to Overturn Roe v. Wade

by Democratic Party of Virginia

Richmond, VA –The Democratic Party of Virginia Chairwoman Susan Swecker released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s pending decision to overturn Roe v. Wade:

“This report showing the Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade is beyond concerning and will set women’s rights back decades. Over 49 years ago, Roe v. Wade established a woman’s constitutional right to make decisions about her own health and body, and now after countless Republican attacks, the Supreme Court will overturn the landmark ruling and allow states to criminalize abortion.

“Virginia Democrats are deeply committed to protecting Virginians' right to an abortion – and ensuring that the Commonwealth will not be pushed back to the restrictions of the 1950s and 60s when it comes to women’s equality.  We will fight every single effort put forward by Governor Youngkin and Republican leadership to criminalize abortion and will ensure that Virginians have access to the health care and reproductive health care they need. And when we retake the majority here in Virginia, we will enshrine the protections of Roe v. Wade into our constitution.”