Fresno President Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval said all people “undoubtedly deserve the right to make decisions about [their] own health and future “in a statement was released Saturday morning in response to the overthrow of Roe v. Wade on June 24th.
The U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and ruled that the constitutional right to abortion no longer existed, overturning a landmark decision set nearly 50 years ago.
“While the core protections around a woman’s right to choose will remain in California, as a university that embraces the freedom to be, think and pursue a career, we are committed to upholding and defending the rights and decision to overturn “Roe vs. Wade is in question,” said Jiménez-Sandoval.
Reactions to the overthrow began nationwide and in Fresno a protest took place Saturday morning at City Hall, according to The Fresno Bee.
In California, abortion will remain legal. Governor Gavin Newsom undersigned AB 1666 on Friday, legislation that seeks to protect patients and care providers in California from attempts by other states to extend abortion laws to all states.
“With today’s Supreme Court ruling endangering the health and safety of millions of women across the country, California must do all it can to protect the fundamental rights of all women – in California and beyond.” said Newsom.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to overturn Roe vs. Wade. The decision followed a 6-3 decision in the case of Dobbs v. ban.
Judge Samuel Alito, writing for the majority of the court, said Roe v. Wade’s 1973 decision was “blatantly wrong and in conflict with the Constitution from the day it was decided”.
President Jiménez-Sandoval makes statement on Roe v. Wade decision Source link President Jiménez-Sandoval makes statement on Roe v. Wade decision