Reproductive rights are human rights.
OA&FS’ Statement on the Supreme Court’s
Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade
At OA&FS we continue to feel the weight of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The layers of impact this creates for women, children and families, immediately and in the future, is profound in ways we’re still processing. We also acknowledge that barriers to accessing abortion have long been a struggle, and this decision will disproportionately affect people who already lack resources and support.
We have always been guided by our core conviction that all people should have the right to full reproductive health choices including access to safe and legal abortion. As part of the majority of Americans that believe in the right to abortion, we will continue advocating for reproductive justice, and we stand in solidarity with the individuals, organizations and providers fighting for access to safe and legal abortions.
We’re appalled at the ways adoption is being presented as an easy alternative to abortion. All reproductive choices are complex and deeply personal, and no single choice should be leveraged as solution to the needs, desires or beliefs of others. This is a disrespectful and misguided notion that ignores the complexities in adoption and the collective experiences of trauma that are often present, even in healthy open adoptions.