The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey and declared that the U.S. Constitution no longer protects the right to abortion.
This decision marks the end of a constitutional right to abortion for people across the country. This is the first time that the United States Supreme Court has taken away a fundamental constitutional right—a right that women, and all people who can get pregnant, have relied on for nearly 50 years.
This Supreme Court decision is about more than abortion. It’s about who has power over you, who has the authority to make decisions for you, and who is going to control how your future turns out.
Abortion rights and access are connected to so many of our other rights and fundamental freedoms. This includes our right to workplace justice, disability rights, LGBTQI+ rights, economic security, racial justice and our right to safely care for our families, including access to affordable, high-quality child care.
Now, more than any time since Roe was decided almost 50 years ago, social justice movements must come together to ensure that people have the ability to make their own decisions about their bodies, lives, and futures.