Senator Dave Min (D-Irvine) issued the following statement in response to the United States Supreme Court’s leaked decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
“It seems apparent that there are at least five radical, extremist ideologues on the U.S. Supreme Court, who promised to respect the rule of law during their confirmation hearings, and are now eager to break that promise by eviscerating 50 years of well settled precedent in taking away the longstanding constitutionally protected right to access abortions. This leaked decision makes clear the majority’s intent to not only overturn Roe v. Wade, but also to go after the accompanying rights of privacy and due process that are at the heart of contraception access, LGBTQIA+ rights, interracial marriage, and many other fundamental rights we take for granted today.
This Supreme Court is trying to dictate what happens with our bodies, in our bedrooms and in our relationships, and we in California will fight against this massive intrusion into our private lives. I am proud to be a coauthor of the coming California Constitutional Amendment that Senate Pro Tempore Toni Atkins, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and Governor Newsom will be introducing in the coming weeks. Additionally, my colleagues in the California Legislature and I will continue to fight relentlessly to ensure that our rights to abortion will continue to be protected here in this state.
Finally, to the fellow men who are as angry at this judicial overreach as I am, I want to emphasize how important it is that we get involved in this battle. We must show up and stand in support of our mothers, our sisters, our daughters, and our friends.”