STATEMENT FROM THE LINCOLN PROJECT 

 

May 3, 2022 — The Lincoln Project released the following statement:

“If the draft decision circulating by Justice Alito is the final decision, it will be yet another in a long series of “roll back the clock” efforts by right wing extremists. Every Supreme Court justice testified that Roe v. Wade was settled law. Apparently that was not true. This decision will take America back to a dark period when states will have the power to impose the power of the state over even survivors and victims of rape and incest.

“The Alito decision should be seen in the context of a broad authoritarian movement that has become the majority of the Republican Party. Their goal is to remove individual rights and freedoms that are the cornerstones of a modern civil society. The Trump led autocrats are banning books, attacking LGBTQ Americans, attacking voting rights to make it more difficult for those who are non-white and at the lower economic spectrum to vote. This will not stop unless we stop it. Complacency is the surest path to defeat.

“The Lincoln Project is joining forces with all Americans to fight the threat of authoritarianism. Modern democracies rarely die today in violent coups. They die at the ballot box and in the courtroom. We will fight for democracy day and night. There are more of us than there are of them. We will win.”

The Lincoln Project is a leading pro-democracy organization in the United States — dedicated to the preservation, protection, and defense of democracy.

To learn more about The Lincoln Project, go to lincolnproject.us.

 

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