New York City – State Senator Liz Krueger released the following statement today regarding the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade:

“For the past 50 years, women nationwide have had the right to safe and legal abortion. Today’s heinous ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade means that millions of women will no longer have the right to make the most personal decisions about their own bodies and to access necessary reproductive health care services. This will have immeasurable impacts on women’s liberty, rights, and equality; women’s reproductive healthcare; and maternal mortality and morbidity.

“While many states have enacted inhumane and dangerous abortion bans, New York has passed laws to fortify abortion rights, to expand access to reproductive healthcare, and to provide a safe haven for refugees from other states in need of abortion care, those who help them, and those who provide that much-needed care.”