Communications & Public Affairs
June 24, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
House Democrats Release Statement on Overturning of Roe v. Wade
OKLAHOMA CITY – House Minority Leader Emily Virgin, D-Norman, and House Minority Caucus Chair Cyndi Munson, D-OKC, released a joint statement today in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe V. Wade.
“Today, the sky is dark. There is no way to sugarcoat that women in America, especially in states like Oklahoma, have fewer rights now than they did when they woke up this morning.
“We know that Oklahoma’s restrictive abortion laws are not popular and that most Oklahomans believe this fundamental truth: abortion is health care. Yet legislative Republicans continue to propose and pass the most restrictive abortion laws in the country, which will result in women and pregnant people dying because they cannot access the health care they need.
“Unfortunately, many Oklahomans understandably thought this day would never come. As extreme rhetoric stoked a small portion of the population that sought to strip away reproductive rights, too many were complacent because of Roe’s protections. We have and will continue to stand up for the rights of Oklahoma women to make their own private and personal health care decisions.
“If any good is to come out of today’s ruling, let it be our action. The sky is dark today but through our demand and dedication to change, we can build a much brighter future.”
House Minority Leader Emily Virgin
House Caucus Chair Cyndi Munson