Staying Vigilant and Ready to Fight
June 28, 2022
Last Friday, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v. Wade, a devastating and horrific decision that denies birthing people the right to choose and the right to privacy.
We condemn this regressive ruling that disproportionately harms marginalized communities, including birthing people who identify as LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, disabled, and low-income. These same individuals, who have been systemically under-resourced, will now be forced to carry a pregnancy to term – even in the case of incest or rape. From increased pregnancy-related mortality rates to the criminalization of pregnant people (and the digital surveillance of them), we recognize that this is not only a reproductive justice issue, but also that of racial justice, gender justice, and economic justice.
At CRE, we firmly believe in an individual’s right to choose and the right to privacy. We believe that all should have access to safe, accessible abortions. We stand in solidarity with movement leaders, activists, and collectives, who have long been advocating for all of our bodily autonomy and right to privacy.
Courts were always hostile to us and the people on the leading edge of change. While this ruling on Roe v. Wade weighs heavily on us, we recognize the greater implications it may have on other precedents. So, we stay vigilant and ready to fight. We fight knowing that real change doesn’t happen in the courts; it happens because of you, me, our communities and the work of organizations based in those communities. We will persevere.
We uplift the following resources and organizations to consider supporting:
- Resources on Reproductive Justice
- Donate Today