Montclair Momentum

Local Reaction To SCOTUS Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade; Solidarity Rally in South Orange

Today, the Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion after almost 50 years and sending shock waves through communities around the country and raising concerns about contraception and same sex marriage rights.

President Biden, speaking from the White House Friday morning, condemned the ruling, stating “It’s a sad day for the court and for the country.”

“In New Jersey, women will always have full autonomy over their own bodies and the right to make their own medical decisions,” said Gov. Phil Murphy.

Locally, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) released the following statement:

“This decision is not conservative, it is radical. I had hoped against hope that the decision wouldn’t be as extreme as the leaked draft. The court is rolling back a constitutional right, out of step with the majority of our country and almost 50 years of legal precedent.