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Planned Parenthood of Michigan Reacts to Overturn of Roe v. Wade

Following the United States Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on Friday, officials with Planned Parenthood of Michigan shared their thoughts.

According to Planned Parenthood of Michigan, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan is working to pass the Reproductive Freedom for All (RFFA) ballot measure that would provide protections for reproductive freedom in Michigan’s constitution.

Dr. Sarah Wallett, Chief Medical Officer at PPMI, issued the following statement Friday:

“Let me be clear – abortion is still legal in Michigan, and our doors are open. But my heart is breaking for the millions of patients living in states that will cut off abortion access in the days and weeks to come. As an abortion provider, I know how devastating it is to sit in an exam room and tell a patient I can’t help them because state politicians have restricted their access to care. This scenario will now be a daily reality for my colleagues and their patients in hostile states across the country. Here in Michigan, I’m working with our team of expert doctors, nurses and health care professionals to ensure we can provide care to as many patients as possible. We are not going anywhere and we won’t stop fighting to protect access.” 

Nicole Wells Stallworth, Executive Director at Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, issued the following statement:

“It is a dark day for our country and we are outraged. By overturning Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court has signaled that it trusts politicians more than us to make our own, deeply personal, medical decisions. But this is far from over. We will not compromise on our bodies, our dignity, or our inherent rights. Michiganders should know that Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan will always fight for you, and we will not back down. Together, we will rebuild and reclaim our freedom. Let’s be clear – this ruling goes beyond abortion. This is about who has power to make decisions when it comes to our bodies and who can control our futures.”

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