June 24, 2022
By: Jennifer March
The entire staff at CCC was deeply troubled to read the news today about the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade.
Abortion access is health care and is fundamental to women’s health, agency, and full personhood. The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade will have a dire impact on women across this country. Abortion access is a major component of comprehensive family planning, which is critical for addressing infant/maternal health outcomes and family well-being. A person’s right to choose abortion should be protected and is key to strengthening child and family health.
Delays and complications in access to family planning options can lead to negative outcomes for maternal and infant health, including increased risk of preterm birth, low birthweight, and maternal mortality and morbidity. Loss of abortion access will disproportionately harm low-income women, women of color, and other marginalized groups and will contribute to systemic inequities in healthcare and economic security.
While we are thankful that New York State continues to be a leader in protecting access to abortion as a core component of comprehensive health care, we stand ready to work with partners in New York and across the country to ensure that this right is codified in federal law. With mid- federal elections around the corner, it is critically important to organize, turn up and turn out to VOTE.
You can read about several rallies taking place in New York City this evening here, and read this article from New York Magazine learn more about the ways to support abortion funds that help pay for transportation and lodging for patients who have to travel hours just to access health care.