Washington, D.C. (May 3, 2022) — Following media reports of a draft decision showing the Supreme Court poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, Democratic Majority for Israel president and CEO Mark Mellman released the following statement:

“A woman’s right to choose an abortion has been, in Justice Gorsuch’s words, ‘the law of the land’ for nearly 50 years. Violating commitments they made to the U.S. Senate, Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, among others, are poised to strip from women, their doctors, and families the right to make personal medical decisions and hand that right to politicians instead. Politicians are the last people who should be making such decisions.”

“This radical draft decision is morally wrong and legally indefensible.”

“DMFI strongly supports women’s rights, including a woman’s right to choose, and we encourage pro-choice lawmakers to codify that right into law and send it to President Biden’s desk.”