National CAPACD Stands Firmly for Safe and Legal Access to Abortion
National CAPACD vehemently opposes the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) Dobbs v. Jackson’s Women Health Organization decision announced today, which effectively overturns the constitutional right to abortion established in the landmark Roe v. Wade.
The Dobbs decision is a devastating setback – it will lead to severe restrictions on legal abortions in at least 26 states and territories, which will leave almost 40 million women without access to safe reproductive care. We know this will have a disproportionate impact on the communities we serve, including immigrants, Limited English Proficient speakers, communities of color, low-income workers, LGBTQ community members, and those with disabilities.
National CAPACD Executive Director Seema Agnani states, “Women in low-income Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities are often frontline, low-wage workers with very few, if any, benefits and social safety nets. Many of them also navigate language barriers and entrenched cultural stigmas about abortions. The Dobbs decision effectively eliminates their access to safe, legal abortions in many states, which endangers their health and bodies and further entraps them in cycles of poverty. If SCOTUS does not protect the reproductive rights of women in this country, National CAPACD calls on Congress to pass proactive abortion legislation.”