“Nobody’s free until everybody’s free.” As we mark the 51st anniversary of Roe v. Wade,…
Today, the Supreme Court decided that they will hear Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. Food and Drug Administration, which will determine access to the essential abortion pill mifepristone. In response, Dr. Regina Davis Moss, In Our Own Voice President and CEO, released the following statement:
“The Supreme Court’s decision to hear this critical case puts self-managed abortion access front and center in our nation’s highest court. Mifepristone is essential to full medication abortion access and has been proven to be medically safe and effective. Access to all types of abortion care is a core tenet of Reproductive Justice, and it is appalling that the right to make our own decisions about our bodies is up for debate.
This threat to mifepristone access is especially harmful to Black women, girls, and gender-expansive people. Abortion bans disproportionately impact Black women, and self-managed abortion offers a safe option. Preserving access to medication abortion is imperative to exercising our bodily autonomy.
We will always fight against attacks on abortion rights and access. Ahead of 2024, In Our Own Voice will tirelessly mobilize Black women and increase voter turnout – especially when it comes to protecting reproductive justice. We are unequivocally committed to shaping a world where we have the power to decide the future of our communities, our families, and our bodies.”
In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda is a national-state partnership focused on lifting up the voices of Black women leaders at the national and regional levels in our fight to secure Reproductive Justice for all women, femmes, and girls. Our eight strategic partners are Black Women for Wellness, Black Women’s Health Imperative, New Voices for Reproductive Justice, SisterLove, Inc. SisterReach, SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW, The Afiya Center and Women With A Vision.