A reversal of Roe v. Wade would leave abortion policy up to individual states and would likely produce a patchwork system where the procedure would remain largely available in Democratic-led states, while Republican-led states would pass extreme limits or outright bans on it.
Here’s how some governors reacted to Politico publishing what it called a draft of a majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito that would strike down Roe v. Wade.
Republican Gov. Kristi Noem, North Dakota:
Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee, Washington:
Republican Gov. Chris Sununu, New Hampshire:
“As a pro-choice governor, I am committed to upholding Roe v. Wade, which is why I am proud of the bipartisan bill headed to my desk this year that expands access. So long as I am governor, these health care services for women will remain safe and legal.”
Democratic Gov. Tim Walz, Minnesota:
Republican Gov. Kay Ivey, Alabama:
Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul, New York:
“I am horrified by the apparent draft Supreme Court opinion leaked this evening that would overturn the right to abortion guaranteed by Roe v. Wade. For the sake of women across the country, this should not be the Supreme Court’s final opinion when it comes to abortion rights.”
“We have been fighting this battle for too long. I refuse to go backwards. I refuse to let my new granddaughter have to fight for the rights generations have fought for and won, rights that she should be guaranteed.”
“For anyone who needs access to care, our state will welcome you with open arms. New York will always be a place where abortion rights are protected and where abortion is safe and accessible. Just as the Statue of Liberty lifts her lamp tall in our harbor, New York will never stop fighting for what’s right — unafraid and undeterred.”
Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas:
Supreme Court confirms that the draft opinion is authentic