MADISON, WI – Today, the United States Supreme Court released its formal opinion on Dobbs v. Jackson. – Overruling both Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. Rep. Samba Baldeh (D-Madison) released the following statement regarding the decision:

“Today the Supreme Court of the United States overturned a fifty-year-old precedent that guaranteed the rights of Americans to make decisions about their reproductive healthcare. This brazenly political decision by the court sets individual rights in our country back to the 1970s. Worse yet, a statute that predates the invention of the automobile will once again govern reproductive rights of Wisconsinites.”

“The court’s decision to roll back both Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey will have dangerous and deadly consequences for people across our state. However, the worst effects of today’s decision will undoubtedly be felt most by communities of color and those with the least means to travel to states where abortion remains legal.”

“While Today’s decision is incredibly disappointing, it only strengthens my resolve to continue fighting for access to comprehensive healthcare, including the right to choose.”

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