In response to the POLITICO report of a leaked opinion from Justice Samuel Alito confirming the Supreme Court plans to overturn Roe v. Wade, Maine Democratic Party Chair Drew Gattine released the following statement:

“Reports saying the Supreme Court is planning to overturn Roe v. Wade make one thing clear: the future of abortion rights in Maine is on the ballot this November. We are fortunate to currently have a Governor in Janet Mills who is a passionate defender of abortion rights and a Democratically controlled legislature that will steadfastly protect those rights. However, with Roe in jeopardy—in part because of Susan Collins’ votes for Brett Kavanaugh and other virulently anti-choice justices—Governor Mills and her Democratic colleagues in the legislature may be the only thing keeping abortion safe and legal in our state. Paul LePage and other anti-abortion Republicans on the ballot this November present the greatest threat to abortion rights in recent Maine history. We must re-elect Governor Mills and our Democratic majorities this November in order to protect the rights, safety, and future of not just Maine women but all Maine people.”