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Abortion is Care

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Abortion is care, full stop. 

Today’s senseless Supreme Court decision overruled our rights to make choices about our bodies and families. It puts significant strain on our broken care systems by taking away an essential form of care that so many of us rely on.

Abortion will still be legal in some states but states now have the choice to deny it as a right – and many have old laws on the books or they’re getting ready to pass new ones. It’s projected that about half of the states in the U.S. will quickly move to deny abortion as a right.

Our nation already fails to care for us and our loved ones. We have the HIGHEST MATERNAL MORTALITY RATE of any developed nation, and BLACK PEOPLE WHO GIVE BIRTH FACE THE HIGHEST RISKS. We have no national paid parental leave and no universal childcare or long-term care. 

With abortion bans in place, poor and working class people, people living in rural areas, Black and queer communities, and immigrants will suffer the most. Anti-choice legislation infringes on all of our autonomy and dignity and perpetuates cycles of inequitable healthcare and poverty that echo across families for generations. 

And, as Justices Sotomayor, Breyer, and Kagan noted in their dissent, Roe is tied to many freedoms involving bodily autonomy and familial relationships, including gay marriage. Its overturning threatens the basis of our lives and our families. 

Our nation is made of people who need care. We need national paid leave, universal childcare and long-term care, AND abortion access. Everyone must have a right to choose how to care for themselves, their families, and their communities. 

Want to take action? Here’s how:

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