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Contact: Danaka Katovich [email protected]
June 24, 2022 - CODEPINK denounces the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and revoke abortion rights for people all over the United States. We also condemn politicians who failed to protect us from a decision that will have devastating consequences.
The ACLU highlighted, “Today’s decision is a gender, racial, and economic justice catastrophe with deadly consequences.” Many U.S. states have abortion bans ready to go into effect. This carries many implications for poor and working-class people. Restricting abortion access means ensuring poor people remain poor or have a harder time coming out of poverty through the derailment of career and educational opportunities.
CODEPINK believes in redirecting Pentagon spending to provide universal healthcare to all people in this country. Within that framework, we believe that abortion is healthcare, and access to a service like abortion should be free and accessible wherever needed.
As an anti-war organization, we see that imperialism and war are all about taking choice away from the people and putting it into the hands of the powerful. In Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, and across Latin America, the United States has been integral to the denial of self-determination and sovereignty. Overturning Roe is the imperial core bringing that ideology of control home - something repeatedly seen as our rights roll back. We stand in full solidarity with the movement for reproductive justice and believe our fight is one.
“If the powers that be *truly* cared about life, we would have universal healthcare,” CODEPINK shared on Twitter, “There would not be half a million people in the U.S. without a home. The U.S. wouldn't be supporting Israeli occupation or arming the war on Yemen that's killed hundreds of thousands of Yemenis…”
Abortion rights were achieved in the first place through mass action and solidarity. CODEPINK is committed to fighting for safe, legal, and free abortion.
We encourage our followers to attend local protests for abortion rights, and those with means donate to local abortion funds.
CODEPINK is a women-led grassroots organization working to end U.S. wars and militarism, support peace and human rights initiatives, and redirect our tax dollars into healthcare, education, green jobs and other life-affirming programs.