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LCV Statement on Leaked Supreme Court Opinion Overturning Roe v. Wade

May 3, 2022

Contact: Emily Samsel,, 828-713-9647

Washington, D.C. – In response to the leaked draft opinion indicating that a majority of Supreme Court justices are planning to overturn Roe v. Wade and allow states to ban abortion, the League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement from President Gene Karpinski and Board Chair Carol M. Browner

“This draft opinion is an outrageous overreach by a captured Supreme Court and by Justices who, at their confirmation hearings, denied under oath that they were planning to overturn Roe v. Wade. Neither the Constitution nor the people support this egregious abuse of power by a bare majority on our highest court. 

“Overturning Roe would devastate communities, especially communities of color, low-income communities, and rural communities who already face significant barriers to accessing care and are the same groups most harmed by pollution, climate change and restrictions on voting rights. Access to abortion care is central to building the just and equitable democracy we seek. As of today, the right to safe abortion care remains the law of the land, and we stand with our allies leading the movement for reproductive freedom and justice and look forward to joining them on the steps of the Supreme Court and across the country tonight. At the same time, LCV and our affiliated entities will keep fighting like hell this year to elect pro-environment, pro-choice candidates who will codify Roe, confirm judges who respect our fundamental rights, and build a just and equitable clean energy future.”

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We encourage reporters to contact reproductive freedom groups directly for further comment on this news:

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