COMMISSIONER PRESIDENT WAYNE L. RICHARDSON ISSUES STATEMENT ON THE SUPREME COURT OVERTURNING ROE V. WADE

COMMISSIONER PRESIDENT WAYNE L. RICHARDSON ISSUES STATEMENT ON THE SUPREME COURT OVERTURNING ROE V. WADE

Essex County Commissioner President – Wayne L. Richardson

On behalf of the Essex County Board of Commissioners, I am compelled to express our collective dismay regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. We believe the removal of Federal protections with respect to reproductive rights is a mistake. Any health decisions women choose to make – with respect to reproductive rights – should not be usurped by policies that infringe upon the privacy of women and their doctors.

We pledge to our constituents that our Board as constituted will continue to support a woman’s right to choose. We are fully behind Governor Murphy – and the majority of our representatives in the New Jersey State Legislature – and applaud their efforts in passing and signing into law the Freedom of Reproductive Choice Act, which ensures New Jersey will remain a state where the reproductive rights of women are protected.

 

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