SAN DIEGO – Assemblymember Brian Maienschein released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, eradicating the nationwide right to abortion:
“In my lifetime, I never thought we would see the Supreme Court strip away such a fundamental human right. Millions of Americans have relied on this legal principle for the nearly 50 years that Roe v. Wade has stood in our country. Today, that right was revoked, changing the lives of countless individuals for years to come. I am horrified that my daughters woke up this morning to a country that allows them fewer rights than the women of my generation were provided. But we will continue the fight against the Supreme Court’s shameful dereliction of their duty so that our daughters, granddaughters and generations to come will not have to live with the impact of this decision.
“In California, we are making it unambiguously clear that reproductive freedom and abortion will remain safe and accessible. I am a proud coauthor of SCA 10 to protect a woman’s fundamental right to choose. We will not let our state regress back to a time when women risked their lives for reproductive choice. I stand alongside the countless Americans outraged today, and am committed to ensuring that California remains a sanctuary for women.”