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Mayor Andre Dickens' Statement on the Overturning of Roe v. Wade

ATLANTA
— Mayor Andre Dickens issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which overturns Roe v. Wade:

"I am sickened by this decision that wrongly and immorally tells women that their bodies are not their own.

"The choice to have an abortion is one of the hardest decisions of many women's lives. That choice is informed by a wide variety of factors, and government should not have a role in denying that choice.

"As a straight man, I have never been told by the government when, whether or how to start and raise my family. Make no mistake: this ruling will most grotesquely impact women of color and those who do not have the resources to travel to find safe and high-quality health care outside their communities where reproductive services are made illegal.

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"I oppose this decision."

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