Second Judical District
201 W, Colfax Ave, Dept. 801
Denver, CO 80202
June 24, 2022 Contact: Carolyn Tyler, Communications Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 720-913-9025
Denver DA Beth McCann Responds to Today’s Supreme Court Ruling
Denver–This morning the Supreme Court of the United States issued a ruling that effectively dismantles almost 50 years of precedence guaranteeing women the right to have an abortion.
The following statement is to be attributed to Denver District Attorney Beth McCann.
“I am extremely disappointed with today’s ruling by the majority of the Supreme Court justices but grateful that Colorado’s legislators and governor ensured that abortion will remain a safe and legal procedure in the Centennial State.
Today’s decision opens the door to the criminal legal system’s potential involvement in deeply personal and private medical decisions made by women and their healthcare providers. As a prosecutor it is chilling that in some states women and health care providers may be charged with a crime for seeking an abortion. The reality is that wealthier women will now travel to states like Colorado for the procedure while women of lesser means will not have that option.
This decision is a slap in the face to women who fought so bravely for the right to make their own decisions about their reproductive health. Today is a very dark day for those of us who have long fought for this right.”