Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade
In post-Roe America, New York is a safe haven for women. You made that happen.
The Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs vs. Jackson’s Women’s Health Organization on June 24 ended 50 years of federal constitutional protections for abortion. Right now, across the country, women’s lives have been upended as they rush to secure appointments for procedures to terminate pregnancies in states, such as New York, where state law protects everyone seeking an abortion and protects the doctors, nurses and professional medical staffs that provide services.
Many women, with families in tow, are having to take days off from work (if they can) and drive across one or more state lines (with gas topping $5 a gallon). Some will be able to pay for a hotel, while others will have a grueling long drive back to their home state. That’s the burden the US government is putting on women and our families.
Women’s dignity, freedom and health have been put on the line – and by the very politicians who champion freedom from government intervention as a hallmark of their values. It’s disgusting. Men’s right to buy vicious military-style assault weapons and in many states the right to carry them in public is sacrosanct to many politicians. Yet a poor mother who can’t afford another child is being stripped of her right to decide how to lead her own personal life and make decisions that affect her whole family. These politicians equally applaud, praise and take credit for these laws. They really do need a lesson in humility, and the best way to do that is by stripping them of their right to make laws.
Women’s political power is huge and it can grow wider and stronger. This is the moment to galvanize our friends and family to vote in the interest of women, who are 51% of the population. You already know what’s at stake and how difficult life moving forward will be for too many mothers–especially teenage, trans, incarcerated, undocumented and poor women, who will be most impacted by the loss of constitutional protections.
In addition to voting in this year’s midterm elections, you could take action:
- Join our newly-created team “You’ve Got a Friend in NYC” to buddy up and help any individual traveling to New York for reproductive healthcare. This could mean making a welcoming phone call, helping them navigate the city, or accompanying them to a health clinic. There are many ways to be a friend to the many people who will be in need and traveling to New York.
- Join our political action team to propel pro-choice candidates to office and win races in key districts to create a pro-choice majority.
- Join our community and become a member today. Our numbers and your support help us yield power and influence for women’s rights.
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