The decision of the US Supreme Court to repeal the constitutionally protected right to abortion in the US represents an erosion of women’s health and rights. It removes the legal protections that allow women and pregnant people to make decisions about their lives, jeopardizes their health, and will disproportionately impact the poorest and most vulnerable.
This is a reminder to all of us that recent progress in reproductive and women’s rights is fragile and something we cannot stop advocating for.
Itad Associate Partner, Stefanie Wallach, says:
“With the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the US has become one of only four countries in the world to restrict abortion rights in nearly 30 years.
Communities in the US face the stark reality that access to basic sexual and reproductive health services now rely on a chaotic set of State laws & regulations that grant different rights to different people. As shown by US research organizations, like the Guttmacher Institute, this decision most negatively impacts the most marginalized who already struggle to get care.”
In light of this decision, Itad’s work in reproductive health is more important than ever. We will continue the crucial work of advancing health and rights, while helping to bring evidence to preserve the right to choose safe abortion.