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Posted on: June 24, 2022

Press Statement Buckley: “I Stand With All Women Who Are Fighting This Assault on Their Rights

Office of Mayor Gavin Buckley



City of Annapolis

160 Duke of Gloucester Street

Annapolis, Maryland 21401

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Mitchelle Stephenson, 410-972-7724 or

Buckley: “I Stand With All Women Who Are Fighting This Assault on Their Right to Health Care and Privacy”

“Today’s decision from the Supreme Court  to overturn the long-standing precedent of Roe v. Wade, is a devastating blow to women’s rights. While none of us are surprised, we remain deeply disturbed by the Court’s willingness to overturn precedent and their contradictory position on state’s rights - shown in their decision today, versus their decision yesterday to override state’s rights on reasonable gun safety laws.

“I stand with all women today who are fighting this assault on their right to health care and privacy. I am grateful we have strong partners at every level in this fight. Because of their work, and the past work of our State Legislature, Maryland will remain a safe haven for women seeking reproductive choice. 

“Maryland will continue to be a strongly pro-choice state, but we won’t walk away from supporting all women across America whose rights have been stripped away with one Supreme Court decision. Later today, all those in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County who stand with us are invited to gather at People’s Park at 5 p.m. There will be an opportunity to hear from elected officials, medical professionals and women’s rights activists. 

“We have a long road ahead but we must remain focused on the work before us. Codifying Roe at the federal level, and electing pro-choice candidates across this country, can help undo this damage. Consider me an ally in the fight.”

Mayor Gavin Buckley

Annapolis MD
June 24, 2022

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