FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
STATEMENT FROM DEMOCRATS ABROAD UK REGARDING SUPREME COURT DECISION TO OVERTURN ROE VS WADE
23 June 2022 (LONDON) – Democrats Abroad UK issued the following statement today regarding the United States Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe vs Wade:
‘The SCOTUS decision to overturn Roe v Wade is a major blow against gender equality and the age-old struggle for women to achieve the right to control our own lives and destinies. It rolls back 50 years of progress and leaves the United States as one of a handful of developed countries where access to safe and legal abortion services is no longer guaranteed.
The majority of Americans – regardless of party – oppose this decision, and rightly so, because women should have the right to make our own health decisions, control our own bodies and have reproductive freedom. This SCOTUS decision reflects an extreme ideology and is simply unacceptable in a modern society.
This is just the tip of the iceberg – expect more decisions aimed at curbing the civil rights of minorities, which generations before us have fought to secure. Republicans have promised to eliminate abortion everywhere; several states have already enacted its anti-abortion law this afternoon.
This, and the civil liberties of all Americans, will be on the ballot this November. We urge all American voters who believe that the US can and should be a beacon of light for democracy, equality and egalitarianism to vote Democrat this November.
On behalf of Democrats Abroad UK, I call upon American citizens living here in the UK and around the world to fight for women’s rights in every arena, and to use the power of your vote. Please request your overseas ballot and join your fellow Americans in Democrats Abroad UK who oppose the regressive policies such as the one delivered by the Supreme Court today.
Democrats Abroad United Kingdom (DAUK) is the official country committee for U.S. Democrats living in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.
For all media inquiries, please contact [email protected] or +44 20 3514 1410
Wen-Wen LindrothChair, Democrats Abroad UK
Keep Congress Blue in ’22.
“It is our right to determine the laws affecting our bodies, and our responsibility to preserve the gains for equality that previous generations have fought so hard to secure.”
Chair of Democrats Abroad UK
Who We Are
Democrats Abroad United Kingdom (DAUK) represents Americans living in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. We are a Country Committee of Democrats Abroad, the official arm of the Democratic Party representing all US citizens who reside outside the United States.
Our primary mission is to mobilize the overseas vote, to elect Democratic candidates, and to advocate for the rights and interests of US citizens living outside the United States of America. If you’re a US citizen living abroad, we encourage you to join Democrats Abroad today. Membership is free of charge and offers a vast array of benefits to you as an overseas American.
On the Ground
Another great day at DAUK! On the second day of our membership drive, we saw many sign-ups in Brighton and outside Marylebone market. One of the best parts of volunteering is meeting so many interesting Americans. Many thanks to our volunteers! Look for us next weekend in London and the Cotswolds.
Join us in spreading the word about DAUK as we gear up for the 2022 midterms. Tell all your American friends in the UK to join us at www.democratsabroad.org/join, and follow us on social media at the links below. Check to see if there is a membership drive near you, and let us know if you can volunteer. If not, grab a friend and host one! We will give you everything you need to be successful. Just send us an email at [email protected].