Governor Mills Responds to US Supreme Court’s Draft Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade: “I do not consider the rights of women to be Dispensable”


Governor Janet T. Mills (D) “I Do Not Consider the Rights of Women to be Dispensable.”

Governor Janet T. Mills (D), Maine’s first women Governor, issued the following statement in the wake of a report from POLITICO tonight revealing that the United States Supreme Court has voted to overturn Roe v. Wade:

“There are countless women across Maine and America who are worried right now – worried that the right to a safe and legal abortion is near its end, worried about what that uncertainity can mean for their health, their lives and their futures and worried about what this draft decision says about the values of our nation and their place in it.

“Well, i want to be very clear:  unlike an apparent majority of the Supreme Court, I do not consider the rights of women to be dispensable.  And I pledge that as long as I am Governor, I will fight with everything I have to protect reproductive rights and to preserve access to reproductive health care in the face of every and any threat to it – whether from politicians in Augusta or the Supreme Court Justices in Washington.”