Pro-choice and reproductive justice activists woke up to good news on Monday morning: in a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law that would have severely limited abortion access and potentially set a dangerous precedent for other states to follow Louisiana’s lead. In preserving the full range of reproductive health care for the one million women of child bearing age living in Louisiana, the court’s ruling is a win for reproductive rights. But with the threat to basic reproductive health care still looming, the work is far from over.
Dozens of other states have abortion restrictions that make it harder for women to get the reproductive care that they need. This disparity in abortion access is particularly harmful for black women and other people of color, who already face more barriers to sexual and reproductive health services because of the systemic inequities in this country.
A Snapshot of the State Policies that Jeopardize Safe Abortion Care:
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