The Anti-Choice Movement’s Aims Are Out in the Open: End Roe, Rip Away Reproductive Freedom
Today, 228 congresspeople basically said 'eff you' to the American people, explicitly asking the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Jul 29, 2021SOPA ImagesGetty ImagesThey are coming after our right to make our own decisions about our lives, families, and futures—and they are getting away with it.The anti-choice movement, whose agenda is to end access to abortion care and make reproductive healthcare (including, even, contraception and
) more difficult to access, has been carrying out a focused and deliberate strategy to slowly but surely chip away at our rights via state legislatures and in the courts.This year, they are aiming for their long-sought prize: an overturning of the landmark
Roe v. Wadedecision recognizing the constitutional right to abortion.This year is already the worst year for attacks on access to abortion sinceRoe v. Wadewas decided in 1973. State legislators hostile to abortion have introduced, advanced, or passed more than 315 bills undermining access to abortion since 2021 began—and they are showing no signs of slowing down. In 2021, more than headtopics.com
on abortion access have been enacted at the state level.And now, as the Supreme Court is preparing to hearDobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization—a case about Mississippi’s unconstitutional law banning nearly all abortions after 15 weeks—228 U.S. senators and representatives submitted a
to the Court saying the quiet part loud: arguing thatRoe v. WadeandPlanned Parenthood v. Casey,two major abortion rights cases, should be “reconsidered and, where necessary, wholly or partially overruled.”This comes just a week after the state of Mississippi filed its
making the same ask, explicitly suggesting that the Court should overturnRoe.This moment is the culmination of decades of work by those hostile to our fundamental freedoms. The anti-choice movement has spun a sinister web of laws that compound each other, increasing the costs of care until it is out of reach, closing down clinics that may never again open, and stigmatizing both those who access care and the doctors who provide it. Bans like the one in Mississippi will likely make it impossible for people who need to end a pregnancy to do so. Already the state has just one abortion clinic and multiple roadblocks that can delay a person’s ability to actually access care. These barriers to care impact most severely those already facing the highest obstacles to access, including Black, Indigenous, and other people of color; LGBTQ people; and those with low incomes.
Across the country, we’re witnessing a true avalanche of restrictions, seemingly hitting its crescendo now as the Supreme Court prepares to hear a case that could end the constitutional right to abortion in the United States.Though we don’t know exactly what the Court will do, we do know that there is no path for it to uphold Mississippi’s 15-week ban without gutting or completely undoing headtopics.com
Roe. Earlier court cases have considered laws designed to shut down abortion clinics or otherwise push access further out of reach; this one is explicitly about the legality of abortion. Previous state-issued bans have been tossed out by the courts because they were so patently a violation of
Roe v. Wade; that the Supreme Court has agreed to hearDobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organizationis extremely troubling. Thanks to the handiwork of Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, and Senate Republicans, there is an anti-choice supermajority of justices on the Court hostile to reproductive freedom and abortion access.
ShouldRoefall, there would be devastating consequences for women and pregnant people across the country. At least 24 states would likely take action to ban abortion outright. Twelve states—including Mississippi—already have “trigger bans” in place, which would ban abortion automatically if
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