HEALTHRIGHT 360 CEO VITKA EISEN’S STATEMENT ON THE SUPREME COURT RULING UPENDING ROE VS WADE
San Francisco - In the week between Juneteenth and Pride celebrations of liberation, the United States Supreme Court overturned 50 years of precedent guaranteeing reproductive rights and self-determination for people who are pregnant. Many studies have shown that this ruling will have the greatest impact on low-income people and people of color, Black people in particular – who suffer from the highest rate of pregnancy related mortality. At times it seems as though this country is rushing backwards and forwards at the same time. Backwards to the gender-repressive, Jim Crow-era of the 50’s, and forwards towards climate disaster and the demise of democracy.
There is a whirlwind of troubles that surround us. Still reeling from the murders of children and their teachers in Uvalde, and shoppers young and old in Buffalo, the same Supreme Court overturned New York’s concealed carry handgun regulations. Moreover, the revelations of the Congressional Committee to investigate the events surrounding the January 6 insurrection have been stunning, revealing how close we came to having our democracy gutted, and how precarious our democracy is at this moment in time.
Through all of this, I write to you to affirm that we are an organization that fully and unequivocally supports health justice. HealthRIGHT 360 offers reproductive health services and will continue to do so.
HealthRIGHT 360 joins in solidarity and protest with all those who seek Body autonomy, reproductive rights, and health justice.
“Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.” ― Rosa Luxemburg