Following the opinion release from United States Supreme Court to overturn Roe v Wade, Los Angeles Democratic Party Chair Mark J. Gonzalez issued the following statement:
"Today’s ruling from the Supreme Court rolling back decades of settled case law is devastating, disappointing and disgusting. The coordinated attack on women in this country has shown all of us just how personal freedom, choice, and life are actually valued by hypocritical Republicans and conservative judges. Make no mistake, this is the first of many efforts to roll back the extraordinary progress we have made in our nation, and conservative Republicans won’t stop until they have total control over our every day choices and lives - this is only the beginning.
Los Angeles and our state will always be a safe haven for women, girls and their families who have to make difficult and personal decisions. Democrats will continue to work along side organizations like Planned Parenthood, leaders, businesses and more to protect women, their choices and their bodies - full stop. Remember this day when you cast your ballot this year and every year - Republicans are not pro-life, they are pro-control and we will do what it takes to protect our families and our communities from them.”