Supreme Court Leak: A Step Backwards For Basic Human Rights

May 5, 2022 • Family Planning, Health Services, Reproductive Health, News

Photo from an abortion rally. Many people holding protest signs.Photo from an abortion rally. Many people holding protest signs.

The leaked draft majority opinion by Justice Samuel Alito promises harm for generations, if enacted.

In 2022, we should not have to explain the plethora of health, social, economic, and other reasons people need an abortion. We should not have to explain that outlawing abortion does not eliminate abortion, it only eliminates safe abortions. We should not have to explain that the best way to decrease abortions is to provide accurate information and access to contraception and family planning services. We should not have to explain that abortion advances basic human rights and saves lives.

Yet here we are, not only having to explain, but having to mobilize. We will not stop until anyone who can become pregnant has the right to choose, the right to safety, and the right to privacy.

At Population Media Center, we envision a world where people’s bodies, decisions, and futures are respected. We will not stop until we get there.


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