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LWV Support for Abortion Rights

Published on 5/11/2022
In response to the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, the League of Women Voters of Piedmont echoes the sentiments of this press release from the Alameda County Council of the League of Women Voters. We support every individual's access to reproductive health care. We urge our members and allies to make their voices heard by joining Planned Parenthood's national day of action on May 14, 2022.

The League of Women Voters of the United States president and CEO also issued a joint statement on this topic on May 3, 2022.

Text of the Alameda County Council press release dated May 6, 2022:

"Today the Alameda County Council of the League of Women Voters, which consists of the Leagues of Alameda, Berkeley Albany Emeryville, Eden Area, Fremont-Newark-Union City, Oakland, and Piedmont issued the following statement in response to the leaked draft Supreme Court Opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization:

"If this draft opinion holds, it would overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey that have protected pregnant people’s rights to bodily autonomy for decades. Generations before us have fought tirelessly to gain and protect the rights we have today. We are in a fight to make sure that everyone has the power to control their own bodies, lives, and futures.

"True democracy depends on equal rights for all people. Losing our right to reproductive choice would open the door to the loss of other fundamental rights like marriage equality, contraception, and gender-affirming care. We stand with our allies and Leagues across the nation, to protect every individual’s access to reproductive health care. We urge our members to show up and make their voices heard for reproductive choice. Join Planned Parenthood on May 14th for a national day of action. There are local marches in Oakland and San Francisco."