On Friday, June 24th, the US Supreme Court ruled that each state may now create any laws it wishes to regulate or completely ban abortion services, overturning nearly 50 years of precedent created with the 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade. This ruling is an injustice that affects so many and stands to disproportionately impact the health and safety of people of color, LGBTQ communities, low-income communities, and people who experience systemic barriers to comprehensive reproductive healthcare. Abortion access is a human right and a matter of health equity, reproductive, and environmental justice. As an organization guided by the values and expertise of healthcare and public health, Oregon PSR will continue to find ways to confront this injustice within our work to promote a healthy, just, and peaceful world.
Currently, Oregon is one of the few states where abortion is fully protected. However, we must stay vigilant in the face of such injustice.
A few ways you can help today include:
Supporting Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon and taking the pledge to show your commitment to the fight for reproductive health.
Support other organizations, like the ones below, engaged in reproductive health and justice issues:
- National Network of Abortion Funds
- Sister Song
- National Black Women's Reproductive Agenda
- Indigenous Women Rising
- Just The Pill
- Planned Parenthood
- NARAL Pro-Choice America
Additionally, Oregon PSR supports this statement from our umbrella organization, National PSR, on this dangerous assault on reproductive health.