Worcester, MA: Today the United States Supreme Court overturned the precedent set by Roe v. Wade to ensure that access to abortion care, has been protected under federal law. This is a devastating blow to those in our nation who may need to access this type of healthcare. While we are grateful to the Massachusetts legislature for protecting our rights to abortion care in the Commonwealth, we cannot underestimate the impact of this decision.
The precedent being set, which restricts forms of healthcare access based on the whims and personal beliefs of people who are neither medical providers nor patients in need of care is both horrifying and dangerous. In light of attacks on transgender youth in recent years, we must remain vigilant and steadfast in our defense of every individual’s access to the medical care that they and their healthcare providers deem appropriate, without government interference.
We are further aghast at the precedent that has been set to overturn long standing Supreme Court precedent, including marriage protection and other attacks on our civil rights and liberties.