Press Release: Progressive Democracy Is The Remedy For Rightwing Theocracy, and How We Win Full Equality for Women and All People

Jun 25, 2022 | Press Release

Contact: Alan Minsky, Executive Director, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) Alan@PDAmerica.org 818-749-9497

 

  • Who: Progressive Democrats of America, a grassroots political action committee
  • What: Opposes judicial tyranny and endorses progressive women
  • Where: From congressional districts to Capitol Hill
  • Why: We need empowered, enlightened leadership now more than ever
  • When: From today though the primaries, and on to Election Day and beyond
  • How: By mobilizing against theocratic tyranny and electing progressives

Washington, D.C.—Alan Minsky, PDA Executive Director, said, “Progressive Democrats of America is outraged by the Supreme Court decision that recklessly overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. This opinion reverses a half century of precedent on women’s basic human rights to autonomy and self determination, imposing second-class dehumanizing status on them.

Minsky said, “Overturning Roe is just the beginning. This extreme, overreaching, and regressive decision threatens equally egregious attacks on a wide range of human and civil rights. We assert that the best remedy for theocratic tyranny is an invigorated, vital, and vigilant democracy. We’re committed to breathing new life into the American Republic at the polls, in the streets, through boycotts, and by every legal means necessary.”

Minsky said, “Reversing the overwhelmingly-popular and sensible Roe decision unleashes barbaric penalties for commonplace activities, thereby ruining lives and destroying families. Under dozens of ‘trigger laws’ already enacted by state legislatures that went into effect upon the Court’s decision to overturn Roe, women and health professionals now risk prosecution and punishment even unto death for providing and receiving healthcare, and even for having a miscarriage.”

Minsky said, “Under these laws, women face long prison terms for using contraception. If convicted of these ‘crimes’ medical professionals and women will lose their freedom, face strict fines, and in most cases lose their right to vote.”

Minsky said, “We will not stand for this injustice, we will not rest until we have negated this decision and guaranteed full equality and body-autonomy for women in our country.”

Read the full statement here.

Progressive Democrats of America is a Grassroots Political Action Committee launched in 2004 to advance progressive policies and help elect progressive candidates. Our goal is to help create governing progressive majorities in the House and Senate. For more information please see: PDAmerica.org

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