COLORADO SPRINGS — The following statements were released by the following pro-choice and pro-life organizations of Colorado after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.
Let me be clear: Today, just like yesterday and tomorrow as well, our doors are open. In the Rocky Mountain region, access is safe and abortion care is legal. As we process the vast and devastating implications of this unprecedented reversal of our liberties, know that PPRM will do everything we can to care for all who need us. Our story doesn’t end today. The Supreme Court won’t have the last word on access to abortion care. We will.Adrienne Mansanares, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM)
This is a dark day for those of us who care so deeply about access to the health care that is our human right. In this devastating moment, I’m filled with gratitude – for our patients who trust us to care for them, for all the providers I’m privileged to work alongside, and for the people who overwhelmingly support the right for each of us to determine the course of our lives. My heart is with those who need us now, and those who will need us in the future. It’s because of them that we must never give up. And we never will.Dr. Kristina Tocce, Vice President and Medical Director of PPRM
Today’s announcement that the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe vs. Wade is historic, long overdue, and welcomed… state boundary lines are absolutely unacceptable criteria for decisions about the personhood of the individual. Certain basic rights in this country – particularly the Right to Life – are so unalienable that they must be protected at the federal level. And those fundamental rights must be protected equally, including for the unborn children as there is clear and compelling proof that a new human being comes into existence at conception.Kathy Medina, President of Pro-Life of Southern Colorado President
After nearly a half-century and over 60 million deaths, the horrifying and tragic ruling of Roe has finally been overturned…No court has the right to deprive a child of the right to live. We celebrate this milestone today and applaud the five justices who have courageously and correctly interpreted the United States Constitution. This is a day to five thanks to God. It’s also a day to give thanks to the tens of millions who have marched in the snow and cold on the anniversary of Roe these last fifty years as faithful witnesses to the value of human life. It’s a day, as well, to give thanks to those who have committed their lives and their resources to serving mothers and protecting innocent children.Jim Daly, President and CEO of Focus on the Family