Today, Assemblymember Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) issued the following statement on the news that the Supreme Court of the United States may be overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade decision:
Assemblymember Fred Thiele said, "Last night's news of the Supreme Court's intention to overturn Roe v. Wade has revealed the intention to eliminate the sacred and unassailable right of bodily autonomy and reproductive freedom for millions of Americans. Here in New York, we must stand vigilant in the face of this ill-considered decision and reaffirm that access to abortions remains protected by the 2019 Reproductive Health Act passed by the Legislature. Through this time of uncertainty, the need for bold and decisive action has never been more apparent and urgent. I call on our partners in Congress to codify abortion rights for all."