REV. AL SHARPTON DENOUNCES THE SUPREME COURT’S OVERTURN OF ROE V. WADE—
The Decision Ends 50 Years Of Federal Abortion Rights, With 26 States Certain or Likely to Ban Abortion
New York, NY (June 24, 2022) – Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of the National Action Network (NAN), issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization on Friday, June 24.
“The Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade is a blatant attempt to bring us back to the dark ages. It will disproportionately impact Black women and poor women. This must be resisted aggressively. States must enact laws to protect women.”
It is a top priority for some to take away the rights of others. We double down on this fight, championing equity and civil rights, and engage and mobilize advocacy for families in our community. We ask the Administration and Congress to use all the options at their disposal to protect women and their right to privacy.
About National Action Network (NAN)
National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the entire United States. Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency, and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, nationality, or gender. For more information go to www.nationalactionnetwork.net.