Community Update: Roe v. Wade & Upcoming Events

May 05, 2022

Dear Friends,

I am deeply distressed by the draft Supreme Court opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade. I fully support and advocate for a woman’s right to control her own reproductive decisions and more specifically, the right to terminate a pregnancy under the Constitutional limits set forth in Roe. The decision to become a parent - a lifetime responsibility - is not one which should be imposed by the government, which is effectively what will happen should the Supreme Court adopt the recently leaked decision.

Additionally, I have tremendous concerns about the overturning of constitutional precedent that this decision presages. What constitutional rights might be attacked next? We must protect these rights with all the passion and energy they deserve.

I continue to push forward on legislation in the remaining days of the legislative session. More about that follows in this newsletter. One of my bills, S.8828, is the subject of a discussion today at the Jay Heritage Center. I am also hosting a Coffee & Conversation event at Andersons Larchmont this Saturday and a blood drive at the New Rochelle Public Library on May 12. I hope you can join me for one or more of these events. 

In recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week, I would like to take a moment to thank all the incredible teachers in our community and our state – thank you for going above and beyond for our students! 

If there is anything my office can assist you with, please email me at smayer@nysenate.gov or call (914) 934-5250. 

Warm regards, 

Shelley Mayer

State Senator, 37th District

Read the full community update here.