WASHINGTON, DC – On July 19, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) was arrested alongside fellow members of the Democratic Women’s Caucus for protesting the Supreme Court’s devastating decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, which overturned the right to abortion recognized in Roe v. Wade.
Upon her arrest, Congresswoman Maloney stated: “There is no democracy if women do not have control over their own bodies and decisions about their own health, including reproductive care. I have the privilege of representing a state where reproductive rights are respected and protected — the least I can do is put my body on the line for the 33 million women at risk of losing their rights. The Republican Party and the right-wing extremists behind this decision are not pro-life, but pro-controlling the bodies of women, girls, and any person who can become pregnant. Their ultimate goal is to institute a national ban on abortion. We will not let them win. We will be back.”