Potsdam passes measure backing abortion rights

Abortion rights demonstrators travel east along Main Street June 27 as they march through the village of Canton. Christopher Lenney/Watertown Daily Times

POTSDAM — A town councilor, the only man on a five-person board otherwise comprised of women, voted against a resolution urging federal officials to codify full rights to abortion.

The resolution passed 4-1 during the Potsdam town board’s Tuesday night monthly meeting. It is in response to the Supreme Court’s June 24 ruling in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case that overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. Roe held that the 14th Amendment’s due process clause provided a fundamental “right to privacy,” which protected a pregnant person’s right to an abortion.

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Virtue signalling. The state is the one with the power to take actual action. Maybe. With a change of the political winds at the federal level we'll soon have a fugitive mothers act, and New York won't be able to stop the mom-catchers from coming in and reclaiming their property.

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