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Michigan Legislative Black Caucus Responds to Roe Ruling

LANSING, Mich. (June 24, 2022) — The Michigan Legislative Black Caucus, led by Sen. Marshall Bullock (D-Detroit), has issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, ending nearly 50 years of constitutional abortion protections:

“This is some bullshit.

“The attack on reproductive rights is a travesty. This decision will have a devastating impact on already glaring health care disparities in Black and Brown communities. Denying women the right to control their own body and to make their own health care choices only further exasperates the ongoing assault on Black and Brown communities across the nation.

“The Michigan Legislative Black Caucus will do everything we can to ensure that Black and Brown women throughout our state are able to access safe abortion services, no matter their income level or location. Not only will we continue to combat the challenges of Black maternal mortality and health disparities in our communities, but we are committed to our pursuit of gender, racial, and economic justice, including reproductive health care and rights for all, and we look forward to working with any individual or group who will help us achieve this goal.

“Abortion is still legal in Michigan, and we urge residents to continue seeking care if they need it. Appointments at Planned Parenthood clinics are still being honored and can still be made.”