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Delaware Senate Democrats

Delaware Senate Leadership responds to Dobbs decision

June 24, 2022

DOVER — In response to Friday morning’s Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Senate President Pro Tempore Dave Sokola, Senate Majority Leader Bryan Townsend, and Senate Majority Whip Elizabeth “Tizzy” Lockman issued a joint statement:

“Today’s decision is a harrowing one, as the Supreme Court of the United States has just stripped millions of Americans of a fundamental right. While access to abortion has been codified into the Delaware constitution since 2017, dozens of states have spent that time passing restrictive abortion bans, closing clinics, and criminalizing abortion providers.

Make no mistake: banning abortion will not stop people from seeking abortions — it will merely stop them from seeking safe abortions by a licensed medical provider.

Our caucus remains committed to safeguarding and expanding access to comprehensive reproductive health care services to anyone who seeks them in our state, whether they live here or not. We will always prioritize the health and safety of patients seeking care, those that provide critical abortion services, and our community partners who continue to fight for reproductive justice.”