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Latina Civic Upset with Supreme Court Opinion on Roe V. Wade

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TRENTON, NJ – May 5, 2022 –  The board members of Latina Civic are extremely disappointed and concerned over the recent leaked draft of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the longstanding precedents of Roe V. Wade. and Planned Parenthood V. Casey. These two landmark cases are extremely important to protect the reproductive rights of all women and especially Latinas.

Latina Civic firmly believes in the case law set in place by Roe V. Wade case as fundamental for a young woman’s reproductive freedom. It should be up to each individual to decide if they are ready to start a family, not the government. 

A historic decrease in Latina youth pregnancies has drastically increased the number of Latinas who complete high school and enter higher education, hence increasing their economic opportunity and earnings in adult life. Women must have access to affordable reproductive healthcare services that prioritize the well-being of women and children in our communities.

Many states are set to outright ban abortions when, not if, this decision is overturned. Luckily in New Jersey, the Reproductive Freedom Act has passed into law, allowing for Latinas in the state to have access to a safe and legal abortion. We request Congress to codify Roe V. Wade into federal law so every Latina in the United States has this same access. 

We urge Latinas everywhere to register to vote and stand up for the rights of women nationwide. Our collective voice and mobilization will defend Roe V. Wade and support candidates running for legislative positions to our legal right to safe abortion access. 

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