Responding to the Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, J Street’s Director of Policy, Dr Debra Shushan, issued the following statement:
“While it may have been expected, today’s Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and end the constitutional right to abortion is a visceral gut punch for millions of Americans.
At J Street, we share the pain, outrage and anger felt across the nation right now. We share the resolve to act to defend reproductive rights, women’s rights and the freedom to choose whether and when to bring new life into this world.
We know too well the dark history women faced before the recognition of our right to control our bodies. We know we cannot return to that time.
We also know that this decision will particularly affect marginalized communities, women of color and those left behind by our economy. Together, we must stand strong to protect the rights of all those who will be impacted in states throughout our country, no matter their background.
Our community has a proud history of standing up for equality, for women’s liberty and for reproductive freedom. We will do so once again.
At J Street, we’re committed to partnering with allies in this fight. This is a vital part of our commitment to equality, justice and democratic freedoms — and as our role as a true political home for all members of our community.
We will continue to partner with allies on rallies, protests and further action we can take together in this painful and pivotal moment. In the meantime, we are asking supporters to consider contributions to relevant legal advocacy groups and abortion access funds.”