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Statement on US Supreme Court overturning Roe vs. Wade

Press Release

Written by Sara Pantuliano

Image credit:Women's March in US 2017. Credit: Pixabay

Today the US Supreme Court has made the decision to remove the federally protected and constitutional right to abortion in the USA. But the implications of the Roe vs Wade decision will reach beyond any one group of people or nation.

We cannot underestimate what this means for reproductive justice, democracy and human rights. It is a stark reminder of the fragility of recent progress we have seen around the world, and the might of authoritarian forces.

Feminist movements are already mobilising and will be a lifeline to those who will now face a choice between life and death. But this historic moment should be a wake-up call for us all.

Sara Pantuliano
Chief Executive, ODI