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The U.S. Supreme Court has stripped us of our federal constitutional right to abortion. Learn more at Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

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This is our new reality: We live in a country where our highest court has taken away our basic freedom to control our own bodies.

Abortion bans are already spreading in states across the country. But politicians won’t stop with state abortion bans. They are advancing a decades-long, coordinated strategy to ban abortion completely, nationwide.

At Planned Parenthood, we know that politicians shouldn’t have a say when it comes to our personal medical decisions. They shouldn’t control our bodies or our lives. Abortion is health care, and you deserve to control your body and your future, no matter what.

Generations before us fought tirelessly to gain and protect abortion rights, and we will continue that fight. Sign on to show our strength and reclaim our rights!

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What the Supreme Court Decision Means for Health Care

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Planned Parenthood President Alexis McGill Johnson Responds to Supreme Court Decision Planned Parenthood President Alexis McGill Johnson Responds to Supreme Court Decision

The Supreme Court just overturned Roe v. Wade, allowing states to ban abortion. 

On June 24 the Supreme Court issued its Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision and turned its back on nearly 50 years of precedent.

The decision eliminated the federal constitutional right to abortion and stripped people of their freedom to control their own bodies. In doing so, the court is giving power over our bodies, lives, and futures to politicians.

Know this: Planned Parenthood will never back down. We will rebuild and reclaim the freedom that is ours. And we will not be defeated.

Consequences of the Supreme Court’s Ruling

The ruling on June 24 will have a ripple effect — spreading abortion bans across the country and allowing politicians to have free rein over our personal medical decisions.

Half the states in the nation may quickly move to ban abortion. That means 36 million women — nearly half of the women of reproductive age (18-49) in the U.S. — and more people who can become pregnant, could soon lose abortion access. The court has especially failed Black, Latino, Indigenous, and other people of color who are disproportionately harmed by abortion bans due to this country's legacy of racism and discrimination.

This is far from over. We’ll keep fighting.

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Our Abortions, Our Stories

Politicians and judges should never make personal medical decisions for you — including the decision to have an abortion. But abortion bans and restrictions spreading across the nation create barriers to care and cause emotional trauma, with devastating consequences. 

Read stories from people who had abortions and their reactions to bans in states like Texas. 

“Iowa lawmakers would have forced me to carry my pregnancy.”
— Leah, Iowa

“I grew up in a conservative, religious community in Iowa. I have struggled with my mental health for well over a decade. I have been diagnosed with an eating disorder, depression, and anxiety. I attempted suicide when I was just 12 years old. My mental health is now my priority, and I will do whatever I need to protect it. So when I found out I was pregnant two years ago— recently single, a week into a new job, alone in a new city — I never questioned what I would do. My very first thought was that I wanted to die. My next was that I needed to have an abortion. Risking my recovery and giving up everything I have worked for wasn’t an option. I put my mental health first. 

I had my abortion when I was seven weeks along. About a year ago, Iowa passed a law banning abortion from the moment a fetal heartbeat is detected. Thankfully, in January a state judge ruled the law [violated] Iowa’s constitution. Iowa lawmakers would have forced me to carry my pregnancy to term — a woman struggling with an eating disorder, depression, and anxiety. The reasons an individual decides to have an abortion are personal and private, but the fact that some are unable to access care should be public concern. When I needed an abortion, I had so many privileges: a flexible work schedule, private health insurance, financial stability, a working car to carry me across state lines if I needed, and a support network.

There are millions of people who don’t have those things, and abortion should not be a privilege.”

“It was a heartbreaking choice to let him go, but it was my choice and my husband’s choice with input from medical professionals."
— Menaca, Texas

“Twenty years ago, at age 31, I had a 3-and-a-half-year-old son and was pregnant with my second child. At a routine 20-week ultrasound, my husband and I found out that the baby had several heart defects. We went to see several specialists to see if his heart could be fixed after he was born. They told us that he would continue to live and grow in utero, but would die after birth. His heart had too many problems to fix. They could not tell us how long he would live, but that he would be in pain since he did not have a fully functioning heart. We decided to spare him the suffering and interrupted the pregnancy at 22 weeks. 

I gave birth to my beautiful baby boy who weighed 1 pound. My husband and I held him until he passed away and even for a while afterward. It was a heartbreaking choice to let him go, but it was my choice and my husband’s choice with input from medical professionals. No government has the right to have a say in such personal and life-altering decisions. Terminations were allowed until 24 weeks in Texas at that time. A woman today in Texas does not have the option I had.”

“I wanted to pursue my career, be a more established parent, and couldn’t afford a child. As I thought about my choice, I became more affirmed.”
— Brittany, Washington, D.C.

“In August 2012, I just graduated from college, started my professional career at a government agency, and moved in with three roommates. I also found out I was 2-and-a-half months pregnant. I already knew what my decision was. I used my choice and decided to terminate my pregnancy. I went to Planned Parenthood in D.C. with my partner.

In the waiting room, I felt like I had inflicted a self-derogatory mark or scarlet letter on myself because I was getting an abortion. In my case, I knew being a parent wasn’t for me at the time. I wanted to pursue my career, be a more established parent, and couldn’t afford a child.

As I thought about my choice, I became more affirmed. I had three roommates in a three-bedroom apartment. The crib couldn't go in the living room. I was eliminating a cycle of poverty. I was the only person employed in my relationship. My partner was a fifth year senior in college. We couldn't afford a child on my salary alone.

I didn't see a foreseeable future with that partner, we never talked about having kids and we wouldn’t make a good parenting team. Most importantly I was affirmed in my values — providing the best life for my child as a financially stable, older, and more established parent. My doctor gave me pills for the medication abortion, a prescription for birth control, and medical school advice.

Six years later, I'm a career woman, a master's of public health candidate, and a future doctor. I'm also in a loving relationship with a partner with whom I foresee a future. In my experience at Planned Parenthood, I received the best care possible and exercised my choice.”

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