Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos’ Statement on Leaked U.S. Supreme Court Draft Opinion to Overturn Roe v. Wade
PROVIDENCE, RI (May 3, 2022) – Women have a fundamental right to health care.
I was angry and saddened to wake up this morning and read reports that the Supreme Court has drafted an opinion that will overturn Roe v. Wade. The Court’s draft opinion will rule that women are second class citizens. As a mother, I will not stand for that. I always have and always will be a staunch, unapologetic defender of a woman’s right to access reproductive health care.
Two things are crystal clear this morning: First, elections matter. And second, Rhode Island must continue to protect women’s access to health care because we cannot count on a partisan Congress to do that for us.