June 24, 2022
This is truly a dark time in this country’s history – The attack on women, especially women of color, is empowered now more than ever
A Statement from Brenda Victoria Castillo, President & CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC)
Today’s majority opinion, written by Justice Samuel Alito, has wholly disregarded precedent and, for the first time in the history of the Supreme Court, has taken away a constitutional right. The overturning of Roe v. Wade is a partisan assault on women’s reproductive rights that became a reality with the confirmation of three Trump Justices. NHMC urges Congress to codify Roe v. Wade and for President Biden to take executive action to restore women’s right to reproductive freedoms across the nation.
The reversal of this constitutional right has deprived people’s ability to choose their future as a means of full equality. More than 20 states have laws that will severely restrict or completely ban the right to abortion, with no exceptions for rape or incest. This will fundamentally change the lives of 80 million women, particularly women from historically marginalized communities with limited access to reproductive health services and contraceptive care. Latinas are twice as likely to have an unintended pregnancy than white women. In Texas, the state’s abortion policy will prevent 8 in 10 women from accessing abortion services. Additionally, undocumented women will be negatively affected as many will be unable to access the services offered in clinics located across Customs and Border Patrol checkpoints.
NHMC demands for Congress to codify Roe v. Wade and President Biden to take executive action to protect women’s rights.
This is truly a dark time in this country’s history. The attack on women, especially women of color, is empowered now more than ever. This is the time to let that fear unite us.
They don’t make the rules. We do.
Yours in the Movement,
Brenda Victoria Castillo
President & CEO
National Hispanic Media Coalition