Pascrell Condemns Supreme Court Overruling Roe v. Wade in Dead of Night
Paterson, NJ, September 1, 2021
U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today condemned the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to stay Texas’s latest draconian anti-choice law, an action which could spell the end of the protections enshrined by Roe v. Wade.
“While America was sleeping, in the dead of last night, the Supreme Court for all intents and purposes overruled Roe v. Wade. In one cowardly, silent action the rightwing justices took a hacksaw to 48 years of precedent,” said Rep. Pascrell. “A woman’s right to choose is protected by the United States Constitution. A handful of unelected judges, several of whom occupy seats stolen by Mitch McConnell, have no right to impose their radical agenda on hundreds of millions of Americans.
“Rather than issue a written statement or opinion, they prefer to hide their actions and hope you wouldn’t notice. We noticed. For decades republicans have packed the courts with political operatives to impose by fiat policies they can’t win at the ballot box. This action by the Roberts Court is a culmination of their sinister efforts. Their end goal is punishing women for controlling their own bodies and doctors for practicing medicine. All Americans must know what’s at stake. This must not stand.”