Late last night, the Supreme Court of the United States decided to not block Texas’ S.B. 8, allowing the most dangerous restriction on abortion care our country has ever seen to remain in effect, effectively overturning Roe v. Wade for people in Texas. President & CEO of Physicians for Reproductive Health and ob/gyn in D.C. Dr. Jamila Perritt responds:
“This morning we are reeling from the late night decision by the US Supreme Court not to block the unconstitutional Texas abortion ban. My heart hurts for my colleagues in Texas unable to provide the care that they know is moral and good, the people of Texas having to calculate how and if they can travel hundreds of miles out of state to access care, and the support networks figuring out how to help people in need of care right now. The callous indifference shown by a majority of the Supreme Court to the suffering in Texas today is appalling. Make no mistake, Black, Indigenous and other communities of color will bear the brunt of this inaction. We will continue to see worsening health impacts in our communities and for the patients we care for.
The callous indifference shown by a majority of the Supreme Court to the suffering in Texas today is appalling.
“This fight is not over. We know that abortion is health care. It’s essential health care that I am proud to provide. To all of those on the ground in Texas, we are in this fight with you today, tomorrow, and every day until this terrible law falls.”