The decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is a direct and violent attack on women, the LGBTQIA+ community, and everyone in the country. Taking away our rights to control our own bodies is egregious, unacceptable, and will cost lives.
Many have already been living with restricted access to reproductive healthcare, facing more risk and forcing them to flee their homes to find help if they can afford it, and disproportionately impacting the poorest and most vulnerable among us. As some states prepare to ban abortions completely, this decision makes it clear that SCOTUS has no interest in upholding our rights and freedoms or even protecting our lives.
SCOTUS has already gutted the Voting Rights Act, and now they’ve stripped us of our basic human right of privacy and bodily choice. Next could be the freedom to marry who we choose, our right to peaceful protest and free speech, or our right to be who we are. There is nothing pro-life about removing our inherent human rights to bodily autonomy, freedom of choice, self-determination, who we love, and who we choose to marry.
We face violence against these basic, unalienable rights every day, whether it’s attacks on the trans and queer community, voter suppression, or the state banning books and silencing peaceful protestors. People have and will continue to lose their lives fighting for their rights and simply being who they are. SCOTUS is violating our rights and validating those hateful attacks, putting our humanity and lives at even greater risk.
At RAN, we know that these rights are connected and all these rights are under sustained, systemic attack. This is a human rights crisis. Everything we do is impacted by these life-threatening attacks on basic human rights.
What does overturning Roe v. Wade have to do with rainforests or climate action?
Everything. We can’t fight for climate justice or keep forests standing when basic human rights are being stripped, any and all of them. The fight for climate justice and a livable planet is inherently a fight for basic human rights — they are fundamentally inseparable. Protecting human rights and taking direct action in the streets is at the core of what we do at RAN, and combating the constant attack on our rights will always be a priority for us.
*See our original response to the leaked Roe decision
Abortion Funds is a grassroots network-building power to remove financial, logistical, cultural & political barriers to abortion.
The Lilith Fund provides financial assistance and emotional support while building community spaces for people who need abortions in #Texas
IWRising works to defend the rights of Indigenous people, and their initiatives include support for Indigenous abortion seekers in North America, as well as general advocacy around #ReproductiveJustice
Brigid Alliance supports people across the country who must travel for abortion care, striving to abide by the laws in the states in which it operates
I need an abortion is a resource for finding local abortion clinics, funds, and up-to-date information on laws.
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