CARLE PLACE, NY (JUNE 24, 2022) - New York State Senator Anna M. Kaplan (D-North Hills) issued the following statement following the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe V. Wade:
Senator Anna M. Kaplan said "The Supreme Court has been on a reckless spree of extreme and dangerous rulings that are wildly out of step with the nation, and brazenly send us back to a time to which none of us wish to return. This is the America that radical Republican extremists have been relentlessly pushing towards for decades: a country where guns have more rights than people do. A country where women will die in back alleys, and children will die in classrooms. A country where same-sex couples will have their marriage licenses torn to pieces. And a country where contraception is banned, for no other reason but to control women's bodies.
This is a moment of reckoning for our nation. Will Americans stand idly by while our freedoms are stripped away from us piece by piece, or will we stand up and say together that we're not going back? I refuse to stand by, and I refuse to go back, and I call on every American of good conscience to join me, get engaged, and work towards restoring the America that we all know and love."