December 1, 2021
Cited article by Nina Totenberg, NPR
Today, arguments are being heard at the U.S. Supreme Court in an attempt to overrule Roe V. Wade. The 1973 ruling ensures that women have the constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy, and has been upheld since then, including in the most recent major challenge in 1992 in Planned Parenthood V. Casey. However, concerns are raised now with a more conservative Supreme Court.
HRRC firmly supports the right to abortion as a human right. Amnesty International, the United Nations Human Rights Office, the Human Rights Campaign, the World Health Organization, the American Public Health Association, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Sexual Rights Initiative are a few of the organizations that all support the right to abortion as a human right and/or oppose the criminalization of abortion. The criminalization of abortion is dangerous and does not decrease abortions, rather only makes it far more threatening to the lives of women, transgender, and non-binary individuals, and thus is a form of discrimination.