Washington, D.C., June 24, 2022:  Representative Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) released the following statement on the United States Supreme Court decision striking down Roe v. Wade.

“There are no more personal decisions than those that are made within the domain of the family. Such decisions should be guided by individual belief – not by the beliefs of unrelated strangers. For some, bearing children involves no medical crisis or difficult circumstance. But that is not the case for all. The overturning of Roe v. Wade means that the rights of every woman – including those who have been sexually assaulted or whose lives are threatened – are no longer theirs. Instead, these rights are now held by the Supreme Court and state legislatures. Every woman and family should be able to retain the freedom to make these decisions of conscience. The Supreme Court’s ruling eviscerates that essential freedom.”