Democratic Senate candidate Pete Harckham made the following statement today about the implications of Justice Kennedy’s retirement on New York:
Today’s news of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement should alarm every voter who cares about women’s rights, LGBT rights, civil rights, or any number of any issues of deep importance to New Yorkers. This will be a body blow to women’s essential reproductive freedom in New York unless we vote out Republican State Senators like Terrence Murphy. Murphy’s extreme position against choice is not something we can afford any longer. If we don’t elect a pro-choice Senator, our laws on reproductive health could revert to the state they were in before Roe v. Wade was the law of the land.