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Queens Officials React to the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade
Queens Officials React to the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

June 24, 2022 By Christian Murray

Elected officials in Queens have been quick to condemn the U.S. Supreme Court for its ruling Friday that strikes down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.

The Supreme Court, in a 6-3 ruling, has now put the issue of abortion rights in the hands of state legislatures as opposed to courts.

While abortion rights are protected in New York by state law—and the ruling will have little local effect—Queens leaders viewed the decision as a step backward for the nation, noting that in many states women would be denied access.

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