Abortion care is being threatened on the ballot in Oregon, West Virginia, and Alabama.
In response, Dr. Willie Parker, Board Chair of Physicians for Reproductive Health, issued the following statement:
“Oregon, Alabama, and West Virginia all have ballot initiatives that threaten abortion care. It’s disturbing that 45 years after Roe v. Wade was decided, attacks on abortion continue. Especially, at a time when access to reproductive health care—including abortion, contraception and maternity coverage—is being endangered at every turn, we should be focused on increasing access to reproductive health care, not diminishing it.
“It’s disturbing that 45 years after Roe v. Wade was decided, attacks on abortion continue.”
“As an ob/gyn and provider of abortion care, I know that every single one of us must be able to decide whether and when to become a parent—where we live, how much money we have, or where we get our insurance should not dictate our dignity. Families thrive when they can make the decisions that are best for them, without government interference.”