Mike Garcia Releases Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Reverse Roe V. Wade
Washington, June 24, 2022
Representative Mike Garcia (CA-25) made the following statement after the Supreme Court’s decision to reverse Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.
Today, Representative Mike Garcia (CA-25) made the following statement after the Supreme Court’s decision to reverse Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey:
“As are with many issues, each state in the Union has its own laws. Today, the Supreme Court of the United States decided in overturning the past rulings of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey that the legality of abortions should be handed down to the states. Now, the states will decide what is best for their citizens. This is an issue of federalism as is laid out in the tenth amendment of the Constitution that the powers not delegated to the federal government are thereby delegated to the state government, and on down. The only thing that the Supreme Court determined today is that the constitutional path to legislate on this issue is now at the state level.
“As Californians, even after this ruling, you will continue to live under the same laws and access to abortion. The events today will not change access to abortions as constituents in California. Your access is still granted legally up to the point of fetal viability.
“If you are concerned over your abortion rights, call your state assemblyman or senator as the law now falls under the guidance of Sacramento.”
Should you be interested in learning more about what rights each state has, click here to learn more about each state’s abortion rights.