Supreme Court redefined & our rights in peril

Blog / October 27, 2020

With the confirmation of ultra-conservative judge Amy Barrett to the Supreme Court, the future of reproductive freedom throughout the United States is in grave and imminent danger. The balance of power has now shifted to a 6-3 conservative supermajority.

“Federal protection to the right to abortion will likely come to an end very soon without increased engagement from the electorate. Our right to reproductive freedom hangs in the balance,” said Sonia Ossorio, president of NOW-NY.

Barrett has previously signaled her interest in reversing Roe v. Wade, and said during her confirmation hearing that the 1973 landmark case that gave women the right to choose was not a “super-precedent,” meaning it was not a precedent that could not be overruled. With 19 abortion-related cases in the pipeline to be heard in front of the Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade is in grave danger.

NOW-NYC’s commitment is unwavering. We will be here every step of the way to defend your rights and take action, and we need your support to do it. Help us make sure women’s and men’s voices are amplified and we have the resources needed to mobilize supporters, take action, hold our leaders accountable, and elect pro-choice leaders. NOW has advanced the rights of women and girls for more than 50 years, and we won’t go back.

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