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A statement on the Supreme Court reversal of Roe v. Wade

June 25, 2022 2:00 PM | Jeff Straw (Administrator)

The decision by SCOTUS to overturn Roe v. Wade is a direct threat to health equity, body autonomy, and reproductive health. Ending legal abortion does not end abortion, only safe ones. Abortion is essential healthcare. Ending patients' rights to reproductive care is not only a threat to their health but also to their lives, especially for our most vulnerable populations. Hundreds of thousands of people will die because of this decision.

Every person with a uterus deserves uninhibited access to safe abortions. This decision will amplify the disproportionate health outcomes of sexual and gender minority communities. An indication that Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell might be revisited impacts contraception, consensual sex, and marriage further threatening our communities.

The LBGT PA caucus condemns this harmful decision by SCOTUS and will continue to advocate and fight for justice and safe, and equitable access to healthcare.

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