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SCOTUS Sets Society, Especially People with Fewer Resources, Back 50 years

The Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization isn’t just wrong, it’s discriminatory; it isn’t just a setback for a just and equitable society, it punishes people and families with fewer means. This ruling will disproportionately impact communities of color and it is nothing short of embarrassing and outrageous for our nation to roll back the human right to self-determination and bodily autonomy.

I’m heartened to live and work in New York, a state that has taken the right steps to protect legal access to abortion for people who can get pregnant thanks to the leadership of Governor Hochul and the state legislature. But, our neighbors in other states, whose leaders don’t value all lives the way they claim to, will be made to pay a steep price for this ruling. And so will society. 


Dr. Jocelynne Rainey

President & CEO (She/Her/Hers)