CFT leaders condemn Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade

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Sacramento, CA — Leaders of CFT – A Union of Educators and Classified Professionals released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court decision today in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturning Roe v. Wade and ruling that there is no constitutional right to abortion.

From CFT President Jeff Freitas, Secretary-Treasurer Luukia Smith, and Senior Vice President Lacy Barnes:

“We condemn the radical decision delivered by the Supreme Court today. In eliminating the constitutional right of a woman to choose an abortion settled nearly fifty years ago, the Supreme Court has made our country less safe for our members, our students, and the families we serve. This decision strips women of their right to reproductive healthcare and the constitutional right to due process. Both are essential rights that our union stands for. 

“We will continue to do everything in our power to organize in our union and in our communities to protect the rights we all deserve.”


CFT — A Union of Educators and Classified Professionals represents 120,000 teachers, faculty, and school employees in public and private schools and colleges, from early childhood through higher education. It is the statewide affiliate of the AFT, AFL-CIO.