新たに選出されたニューヨーク市議会議員として妊娠, “私は誇らしげに計画された親子関係に入りました. そして、私は誰にも謝罪しません,” 民主党は、ロウアーマンハッタンの広場を埋め尽くす抗議者の群衆に語った.
James qualified that she is a “woman of faith,” who attends church.
“But my God teaches me all about love and acceptance. And my God teaches me about privacy. And my God says you’ve got to make the best decision for your body and your life,” ジェームズは言った. “So I make no apologies to no one.”
ジェームズ, 63, won a City Council race in 2003 to begin her political career, going on to serve as the city’s elected ombudsman, called the public advocate, and then as attorney general since 2018. 昨年, she briefly entered the 2022 race for governor before dropping out; she’s now seeking reelection in November.
James has proposed a New York fund to help provide abortions to women who can’t access the procedures in their own states, and she has filed or joined other attorneys general in filing friend-of-the-court briefs arguing against some abortion restrictions in other states.
“We will not go backward,” she told the protesters Tuesday. “No judge of the Supreme Court can dictate to me or to you how to use your body.”
The draft decision, which was leaked Monday night, would overturn the 1973 ロー対ウェイド事件. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide.
Though the draft is not final, and Roe remains the law of the land, the news has swept the country into a frenzy or what it could mean for the future of abortion rights.