Equal Justice Society: Abortion bans are part of intertwined systems of oppression

The Supreme Court’s decision today in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which upholds Mississippi’s harmful 15-week ban on abortion, destroys the constitutional right to abortion in our country, a right that we have had for 50 years. This devastating decision will harm millions of people.

Abortion bans like Mississippi’s are part of the intertwined systems of oppression in this country that deny Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color access to their rights and are rooted in anti-Black racism, white supremacy, and other forms of discrimination.

This rollback by extremists on the Court is a direct result of Mitch McConnell stealing a Supreme Court Justice seat from President Obama by ignoring the appointment of Merrick Garland and seating Trump Justice Neil Gorsuch who said that Roe v. Wade was precedent in his confirmation hearing but who voted to overturn Roe.

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