Curry: Supreme Court decision will have severe consequences

UPPER DARBY, June 24– State Rep. Gina H. Curry issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision:

“I am heartbroken and disturbed following the court’s decision that changes the entire nature of women’s health care in the United States of America. This is a tragic and dangerous day in our nation’s history.

“Reversing Roe v. Wade will not end abortions but will, in turn, have severe consequences on low income, marginalized and more specifically Black and Brown women and families throughout our country. Abortion bans lead to worse health outcomes for pregnant women, people and babies, with increased rates of maternal mortality and financial hardships that harm families.

“The court’s decision means a woman’s choice to decide her own health care needs is now up to each individual state. This decreases equity and leaves a person’s zip code to decide their care instead of their health care provider. For now, abortion remains legal in Pennsylvania.

“I will continue to fight to protect equity, safety and security in women’s health care rights in Pennsylvania.”