September 2, 2021
For the majority of the Supreme Court Justices to refuse to hear the Texas abortion case is outrageous. By allowing the Texas law that bans abortions after six weeks to stand, they have defied 50 years of precedence that recognized and honored a woman’s constitutional right to make her own decisions regarding her medical treatments, including abortion.
This is a clarion call to step up our efforts to elect Democratic candidates up and down the ballot, but especially in our governor offices, state legislatures, and assemblies. Without a challenge to the Texas law, Republicans will be emboldened and they will bring even more bills to take away our reproductive freedom.
We must work hard and work smart. Targeting redistricting is also paramount. NFDW will share information about redistricting and running for office on September 30. Watch your mailboxes for updates.
Read Justice Sotomayor's dissent below and then let’s take it to the streets. The 2022 elections are here. Let’s go to work.
National Federation of Democratic Women