WNY Women’s Foundation Statement on SCOTUS Decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

As a leader in driving solutions to advance gender equity, the WNY Women’s Foundation stands for women’s empowerment. The freedom for individuals to make their own health care decisions has been a fundamental right for decades. 

The latest ruling by the Supreme Court is a major setback to advancing gender equity and ensuring women’s choice. Today’s decision disproportionately impacts women of color and those living in underserved communities – further marginalizing vulnerable populations and restricting access to care.

While New York State codified abortion rights into law in 2019, women in other states will not have the same protections because of this ruling. We stand in solidarity with colleagues across the country demanding equitable access to care and the freedom to make reproductive choices.