The U.S. Supreme Court reversed Roe v. Wade on June 24, 2022, declaring that the constitutional right to abortion, upheld for nearly half a century, no longer exists.
Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) is alarmed by this ruling and its implications. The ruling will bring life-changing repercussions to those living in the United States. Different people and communities – such as racialized, impoverished, young, disabled and 2SLGBTQIA+ people, who already face inequitable access to sexual and reproductive health rights – will experience the impacts of this ruling most acutely.
Most concerning, the ruling will pave the way for expanded opportunities for threats to bodily autonomy.
Read OCRCC’s full response online here, or below.