Equality Federation Response to U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

September 27, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Jenn Curtin, Equality Federation, jenn@equalityfederation.org, 818.939.1835

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, voting to overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, two-decades-old precedents recognizing the constitutional right to abortion as protected by the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

“Today, we stand in solidarity with and in support of the Black women, transgender, and nonbinary people and those who have worked alongside them in the struggle for reproductive justice and bodily autonomy. Abortion is essential health care, ensuring that people experiencing pregnancy are free to make deeply personal decisions about their own bodies, families, and futures. Overturning the right to access abortion directly attacks the fundamental right to govern our own bodies.”

“This decision will be hardest on people who already face discriminatory obstacles to accessing health care — particularly Black, Indigenous, and other people of color, people with disabilities, people in rural areas, young people, LGBTQ+ people, undocumented people, and those having difficulty making ends meet.”

“Our shared liberation must seek the same thing: control over our own bodies – the freedom to decide whether to become or remain pregnant, whether and with whom to have intimate relationships, and whether to seek medical care to help our bodies align with our gender identities. This country is attacking the right to bodily autonomy through this decision, and  the anti-transgender medical care bans introduced and passed in recent years.”

“We’re angry. We’re scared. But we are not giving up. Equality Federation is committed to working with our partners in the states and nationally to ensure that anyone who seeks an abortion can access one.”

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