SCOTUS decision will have dire consequences for women, notes State Rep. Carolyn B. Jackson
INDIANAPOLIS – Friday, the Supreme Court of the United States voted 6-3 to overturn the 1973 landmark case Roe v. Wade. State Rep. Carolyn Jackson (D-Hammond) issued the following statement:
“I'm extremely disappointed that the Supreme Court decided to strip women of their bodily autonomy. Now, states will have the power to decide if a woman has the right to take control of her body, her health, and her life. I and my colleagues in the House Democratic Caucus will do everything we can to ensure abortion remains safe and legal in the state of Indiana.
“We have to ask our Republican colleagues in the General Assembly: with the third-highest maternal mortality rate in the nation and inadequate funding for children and families, are we really in any position to be forcing women to give birth?
“Abortion should always be a decision made between a woman and her doctor, not the members of the Indiana General Assembly.”