After the Supreme Court struck down nearly 50 years of nationwide constitutional protections for abortion, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California responded by saying that 100 health centers across the state continue to “provide abortion services to all those who need it with dignity and without judgement”.
“Today’s decision by the Supreme Court of the United States to take away the right to abortion is a stain in our nation’s history book that will have life-altering and life-threatening consequences for millions of people across the country. across the country,” Jodi Hicks, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, said in a statement. “The extremely conservative justices of the Supreme Court, for the first time, have removed a constitutional right that the vast majority of people across the country support, and which is a safe and essential health care procedure. This decision will undoubtedly harm people who already face barriers to accessing health care and will disproportionately impact Black, Brown, Indigenous and other people of color, low-income people, people living in rural areas, LGBTQ+ people and people from the disability community. .”
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Hicks went on to point out that abortion remains legal in California with few barriers and said the organization stands ready to help people in other states.
“To people across the country living in an abortion-unfriendly state: California is here for you. We won’t turn people away and we’ll find a way to support you so you can get the care you need,” Hicks said.
“For the first time in my life, the next generation will grow up with fewer rights than their parents had,” Hicks said. “We will not go quietly. We will fight this. Abortion is and will continue to be part of our nation’s history. Everyone deserves the ability to control their own body and their own future. We are the overwhelming majority. And we will ensure that every politician who pursues these extreme bans and restrictions is held accountable for this disastrous and dangerous decision. Reproductive health, rights and justice organizations cannot do this alone. California and Californians must meet this moment – millions are counting on us.
In California, a proposed constitutional amendment would prevent the state from refusing or interfering with abortions. He is making his way through the legislature and could make the vote in November.