Statement from Priorities USA Executive Director Danielle Butterfield on Supreme Court Decision Overturning Right to Abortion

June 24, 2022

Washington, D.C. — Today, in response to the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade — denying the constitutional right to an abortion — the Executive Director of Priorities USA, Danielle Butterfield, has issued the following statement:

“This ruling is a direct attack on women and marginalized communities that are doubly impacted by this unjust decision. Black and brown women, low-income women and those in the LGBTQ+ community will disproportionately bear the brunt of limited access to abortion care. It is an injustice of the Supreme Court and their right-wing, Republican allies to strip away a fundamental right that so many have relied upon for decades.

While the Supreme Court has jeopardized abortion access, the battle for reproductive justice continues at the ballot box. Cycle after cycle, we at Priorities USA have been talking to voters from across the ideological spectrum who consistently cite abortion access as a major concern. Voters do not need to be convinced that Republicans want to strip away their right to this fundamental care. This decision will confirm their worst fears about the GOP. Priorities will continue our crucial efforts to educate voters about the consequences of this decision and the importance of electing pro-choice Democrats before Republicans roll back more of our fundamental rights.

Although many voters have tuned out the news about politics and current events since 2020, Priorities’ online program has a proven ability to re-engage key constituencies. Centering abortion access in our messaging ahead of this midterm cycle is critical to mobilizing voters against the pressing threat Republicans pose to both reproductive rights and democracy. The threat of Republican extremism has only grown since 2020 and we’ll be reminding voters of exactly that to drive them to the polls.”