Governor Mills Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade


Governor Janet T. Mills (D), the first woman governor of Maine, issued the following statement this morning on the US Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade:

“This decision is a fundamental assault on women’s rights and on reproductive freedom that will do nothing to stop abortion.  In fact, it will only make abortion less safe and jeopardize the lives of women across the nation.  In Maine, I will defend the right to reproductive health care with everything I have and I pledge to the people of Maine that, so long as I am governor, my veto pen will stand in the way of any effort to undermine, rollback or outright eliminate the right to safe and legal abortion in Maine.”