Attorney General Tong Statement on Reported Supreme Court Vote to Overturn Roe v. Wade(Hartford, CT) – Attorney General William Tong issued the following statement regarding media reports that the U.S. Supreme Court has voted to overturn Roe v. Wade.
“It is impossible to overstate just how tragic and destructive this decision would be, and what it would mean for the rights of women and patients nationwide. This would fundamentally and irrevocably change who we are as a nation, stripping rights that have been hard-wired into our laws for as long as many of us have been alive. If this decision stands, America will be immediately divided in two—states that will trust the personal and professional decisions of women and doctors, and states where craven politicians will seek to control and criminalize those choices. Connecticut will be a safe state for women, patients, and doctors. We are still in the process of reviewing this leaked decision and are in close coordination with our multistate partners. One thing is clear tonight—this decision changes everything. We must be clear-eyed and realistic about how bad this is, and what this potential decision, and this catastrophic leak, signals for every single major legal question before the Court,” said Attorney General Tong.