NEW YORK — Today, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) issued the below statement in response to the United States Supreme Court’s ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson, which overturns Roe v. Wade.
“This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court took our country half a century backwards by reversing Roe v. Wade, which established the constitutional right to an abortion. The Court undermines the fundamental rights of women to their health and their privacy. AALDEF strongly condemns this decision, which will have harmful impacts on the over 10 million Asian American women in this country, especially for the low wage immigrant communities we represent. Many immigrants and refugees fled countries with dangerous and vicious laws against women’s access to reproductive health care. It is unacceptable for the U.S. to reverse the progressive gains of the past several decades. AALDEF will continue the fight to protect human rights in state legislatures, in the courts, and at the polls as we empower our communities to elect leaders who will represent our interests,” said Margaret Fung, Executive Director, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF).