Posted on May 03, 2022

A tidal wave of condemnation erupted in Marin this week amid apparent U.S. Supreme Court plans to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that protects a woman’s right to receive an abortion.

The news broke on Monday night when Politico released a leaked draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito outlining a strike-down of the 1973 decision and the 1992 decision Planned Parenthood v. Casey. The document prompted Democratic political figures from President Joe Biden to Gov. Gavin Newsom to decry the report and signal their support for new abortion protections.

On Tuesday, elected officials in Marin joined the chorus of denouncement. ...

Supervisor Damon Connolly, who is vying for Levine’s seat in June, also said he intended to work to keep California “an abortion sanctuary.”

“I know this news is a gut punch coming at the heel of what’s felt like six years of bad news. But we must keep fighting,” he said. “With the Supreme Court failing us, we must do even more to make sure that California continues moving forward and that we are welcoming to all who require safe and legal access to reproductive health services.”

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