commissioner president wayne l. richardson issues statement on the supreme court overturning roe v. wade

Essex County Commissioner President – Wayne L. Richardson

On behalf of the Essex County Board of Commissioners, I am compelled to express our collective dismay regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. We believe the removal of Federal protections with respect to reproductive rights is a mistake. Any health decisions women choose to make – with respect to reproductive rights – should not be usurped by policies that infringe upon the privacy of women and their doctors.

We pledge to our constituents that our Board as constituted will continue to support a woman’s right to choose. We are fully behind Governor Murphy – and the majority of our representatives in the New Jersey State Legislature – and applaud their efforts in passing and signing into law the Freedom of Reproductive Choice Act, which ensures New Jersey will remain a state where the reproductive rights of women are protected.

For Additional Information – Contact:
Kyalo Mulumba, Public Information Officer
Essex County Board of County Commissioners
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