For Immediate Release: June 24, 2022
(WASHINGTON, DC): Jordan Brooks, Executive Director of the United State of Women, released the following statement on the Supreme Court of the United States decision on abortion rights.
“The United State of Women joins the entire reproductive justice community in expressing our anger and dismay at the Supreme Court’s decision to allow state lawmakers to make decisions about our bodies and our healthcare. This decision to overturn Roe v. Wade will harm millions of Americans, allowing states to ban abortion and permitting Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban to go into effect.”
“One thing is clear – abortion is a human right and politicians should never intervene with our decisions about our bodies. We join the community members, activists and individuals across the country both in our grief and our determination. And we know our fight must center the most marginalized because these bans on our bodies are most harmful to low-income communities of color.”
“People across the United States will still need abortion care and the United State of Women is dedicated to protecting abortion providers and patients at all costs. All people should be trusted to make the reproductive healthcare decisions that are best for them on their own terms.”
USOW will continue to share resources and information for people who want to get involved in the fight for abortion access. Abortion is still legal in many states and USOW’s Abortion Access Hub features an extensive list of actions people can take as abortion advocates including supporting abortion funds across all 50 states, abortion clinic wishlists, social media graphics and resources for people seeking care.
Jordan is available to speak to press about the implications of the Supreme Court decision, including how abortion rights intersect with economic inequality, voting rights, parental support and other gender issues.
ABOUT THE UNITED STATE OF WOMEN:
The United State of Women (USOW) aims to create a world in which women and all people of marginalized genders can thrive. Through education, community, and action, USOW amplifies issues at the intersection of gender and racial justice and galvanizes organizations, public figures, elected officials, and everyday feminists of all genders to drive policy and culture change. Learn more here.
ABOUT CIVIC NATION:
Civic Nation is a nonpartisan, nonprofit home for changemakers who inspire, educate, and activate people around the issues that will define this generation. Civic Nation empowers and educates individuals, companies, institutions and organizations to drive culture, systems, and policy change, working towards a more inclusive and equitable America. Seven initiatives are a part of the Civic Nation family: When We All Vote, United State of Women, ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, End Rape On Campus, It’s On Us, Made to Save and We The Action. Learn more here.