• Press Release

EMILYs List Statement on the Second Anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court Dobbs Opinion Leak

May 1, 2024


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tomorrow marks two years since the leaked draft of the U.S. Supreme Court’s initial majority opinion for Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization revealed a plan to strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. Since then, Republicans have introduced more than 380 bills attacking access to reproductive health care across the country, 21 states have completely banned or restricted abortion, and one in three individuals of reproductive age live in states with abortion bans in effect. EMILYs List President Jessica Mackler released the following statement in response: 

“In the two years since the Dobbs decision was leaked, Republicans have been racing to go way beyond overturning Roe v. Wade and leave more of us without access to care. This is a race to the bottom for these extremists. If Arizona’s 1864 ban, Alabama’s infringement on IVF, or Florida’s near-total ban hasn’t proven the Republican anti-abortion playbook, let me be clear: If Trump and his Republican allies are elected, they will ban abortion across the country. Full stop.

“November is our opportunity to flip the switch on these anti-abortion Republicans and elect Democratic pro-choice women up and down the ballot who will protect reproductive freedom for our generation and the generations that follow. The time is now to vote out these Republican extremists who celebrated the overturning of Roe v. Wade and will not stop fighting until they control our personal health care decisions.” 

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