Roe v. Wade was a landmark decision in which the Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution of the United States protects a pregnant woman’s liberty to choose to have an abortion without excessive government restrictions.
Following an initial draft decision written by Justice Samuel Alito, the court overturned Roe V Wade and referred such decisions to state legislatures. Alito wrote: “The inescapable conclusion is that a right to abortion is not deeply rooted in the Nation’s history and traditions.”
Recent polls indicate that as many as 70% of Americans support a woman’s right to choose. There is also widespread opposition to criminalizing women and doctors who may participate in willful terminations of pregnancies.
Freedom of personal choice in matters of marriage and family life is one of the liberties protected by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Willie Mae Oyogoa believes that abortion is healthcare and that the Constitution protects a person’s right to make private medical decisions, including the decision to have an abortion prior to fetal viability. As your representative, Willie Mae will work for a future where everyone has the freedom and power to make their own decisions about their bodies and their lives.