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Mayor Adams' Statement on Supreme Court's Decision to Effectively Overturn Roe v. Wade

June 24, 2022

NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams today released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, in which the court ruled to effectively overturn Roe v. Wade after almost 50 years of precedent and strip Americans of their right to access safe, legal abortions: 

“Two days in a row, politics came before people at the highest court in the land, and, as a result, the health of our nation now hangs in jeopardy. What the court has done today ignores the opinions of the majority of Americans, as it helps states control women’s bodies, their choices, and their freedoms.  

“There is nothing to call this Supreme Court opinion but an affront to basic human rights and one that aims to shackle women and others in reproductive bondage. 

“Reproductive care is health care, but, put simply, this decision puts lives at risk.  

“To all New Yorkers: I want to say that they can still access safe, legal abortions here in New York City. And to those seeking abortions around the country: Know that you are welcome here and that we will make every effort to ensure our reproductive services are available and readily accessible to you. This city will continue to respect, protect, and fulfill the core tenets of our fundamental rights to bodily autonomy and quality, critical, health care for those seeking access to an abortion.” 

Those looking for more information on abortion providers, payment support, and additional resources available can visit New York City’s abortion access webpage.  


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