Supreme Court Protects Access Abortion — For Now
In June Medical Services v. Russo, the U.S. Supreme Court sent a resounding message to politicians all across the country: It is unconstitutional to impose medically unnecessary laws that place an undue burden on a person’s right to safe, legal abortion.
Largely thanks to Senate Republicans, the global and domestic gag rules remain in place — threatening birth control and other crucial reproductive health care for millions.
Nationwide, activists are turning out to support protections for Title X and access to affordable birth control.
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Gag rule is devastating for people who need affordable birth control and other reproductive care
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These changes to the law impact low-income women, women of color, and women with chronic illnesses the most.
The new rule is sure to mean more tragic deaths from unsafe abortions and pregnancy complications.
The average CHC site serves only 320 contraceptive patients in a year. (Of those that offer contraceptive care at all.)
431 bills have been introduced in state legislatures that would that restrict access to safe, legal abortion.