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Release: Rep. Liebling statement on Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade

Friday, June 24, 2022

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Rep. Tina Liebling (DFL – Rochester), chair of the Minnesota House Health Committee, issued the following statement regarding today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling which struck down constitutional protection of abortion rights under Roe v. Wade:

“I am appalled the Republican-appointed Supreme Court majority has overturned almost 50 years of precedent to strip Americans of our right to decide if and when to have children. This turning back of the clock tells women that the right-wing majority on the Court does not view us as full humans who can best decide how to manage our bodies and our lives. Instead, it leaves those decisions to state legislatures.  This decision also signals that the right to contraception and the right to marry could be on the chopping block next. With the U.S. Supreme Court no longer protecting personal privacy, the Legislature is even more critical to protecting those rights for Minnesotans. I’m committed to protecting the right to reproductive freedom and privacy, and it’s critically important for Minnesotans who share this value to make their voices heard.”