MSI Statement on the Second Anniversary of Dobbs

Policy and advocacy   |   24 June 2024   |   2 min read



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Monday 24th June 2024 – Today marks two years since the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case, when the US Supreme Court overturned Roe Vs Wade and removed the constitutional right to abortion.

Beth Schlachter, Senior Director of U.S. External Relations at MSI Reproductive Choices said:

“In the years since Dobbs was decided, many U.S. states have put in place new restrictions on abortion. And the waves of anti-abortion legislation are continuing to morph and grow. They’ve already attacked essential abortion medication, emergency healthcare for women, contraception, and IVF – and we know they will not stop there.

“As a global abortion provider, we have also seen the consequences of this decision reverberate around the world. From the Global Gag Rule to US funded anti-choice groups who harass women outside our clinics and lobby governments to restrict access; decisions made in the US have an impact far beyond our borders. 

“Yet there have also been bright spots in the darkness. A majority of Americans support access to abortion, and in states where abortion has been on the ballot, people have rallied, and the right to control our own bodies has won the day. Come November, those votes will matter more than ever before.

“A second Trump presidency would almost certainly see the reinstatement of the Global Gag Rule, which blocks U.S. funding for organizations like MSI that provide abortion care. In short, what happens next in the United States will impact hundreds of millions of lives globally.

“We must learn from the overturning of Roe v Wade. Reproductive rights take years of work to achieve but they can be lost overnight. The choice we make is not just about candidates, it is also a matter of restricting or expanding reproductive choice all over the world.

“Abortion is healthcare and we will continue to fight for access to safe, legal care everywhere.”

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