BGV STATEMENT ON OVERTURN OF ROE V. WADE
Black women predicted this day was coming, but the blow is still just as devastating. The result places our right to bodily autonomy in the hands of state governments who do not often protect us. As of now, 26 states with abortion ban laws on the books have been triggered by the 6-3 ruling.
We know that this will not be the end of abortions in this country. Instead, this has immediately thrown us back to a dark time, when women risked their lives to get illegal abortions. Governments should not dictate when, how, or the means in which pregnancies are terminated. That right belongs to our people.
Black women are disproportionately affected by the SCOTUS decision — a decision is not the will of the people. The majority (68%) of Black people believe abortion should remain legal in all or most cases according to a Pew Research Center Survey. In a recent national survey of Black women voters, 79% of Black women surveyed oppose the overturn of Roe, and 88% say it makes them more motivated to vote.
Black women have been and continue to be on the frontlines of this fight. But this is only the beginning. Sadly, this decision also calls many of our other rights defended by Roe v. Wade into question, such as same-sex marriage, and contraception. As we organize, vote, demonstrate, and rally for our rights, we must be vigilant. Now more than ever, we must hold our elected officials accountable, particularly those who are appointing the judges who decide on the law of this land.
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States with Abortion Ban Trigger Laws
If you live in one of these 26 states, take a stand to protect your rights today. Register to vote in the 2022 midterm elections. Contact your elected officials and tell them to restore Roe.
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Black Women Support for Abortion Rights
We Remember Brochure
Black Women-Led Organizations Launch Reproductive Justice Agenda On 49th Anniversary of Roe. v. Wade
Abortion Is A Reproductive Justice Issue For Black Families And Communities
Reproductive Justice Explanation
Race, Birth Control and Reproductive Rights- Angela Davis
Girls for Gender Equity Reproductive Justice Memo
Essential Black Women and/or Feminist Led Organizations
Baltimore Abortion Fund
Black Girls Vote
Black Feminist Future
Black Women’s Health Imperative
Black Women’s Roundtable
Center for Reproductive Rights
National Birth Equity Collaborative
National Network of Abortion Funds
In Our Own Voice: National Blacks Reproductive Justice Agenda
Interfaith Voices for Reproductive Justice
Physicians for Reproductive Health
Planned Parenthood Action Fund
SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective
Win With Black Women
United State of Women
URGE: Unite for Reproductive and Gender Equity