The Decision from the Supreme Court…
The Supreme Court has overturned Roe and Casey, threatening the rights of millions of working people across the country. More than half of states will attempt to ban or severely restrict abortion, and 13 states have ‘trigger’ laws that automatically ban abortion. This is a blatant, deadly, and undemocratic attack on the working class, particularly against low-income people of color and those living in red states. Both the original leaked draft and Thomas’s concurring dissent make it clear that this is the beginning of a right-wing rollback of Supreme Court decisions that enshrined basic queer and civil rights. Our bodies, our lives, our rights, and our democracy are on the line.
What can we do?
The Right has already chipped away at Roe and reproductive freedom for decades, such as with the passage of the Hyde Amendment which immediately cut off federal funding for abortion. A world with real reproductive choice and justice includes universal childcare and universal healthcare with free coverage of abortion — a stark contrast to what currently exists. To win that world, we must hold the line on reproductive rights.
While establishment Democrats tell us to donate to and vote for their candidates in the midterms to safeguard our rights, we know that will fall dangerously short. Feminist movements both here and abroad have taught us that the way to stop Right-wing attacks on reproductive rights is by building working class movements of the majority that can contest power at the ballot box, in our workplaces, and in the streets. To win, we need to build people power, worker power, and the power of a mass movement — willing to fight back.
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