On this day in 1973, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Roe v. Wade, making abortion legal in the United States. A full 43 years later, reproductive rights are still under fire as lawmakers attempt to dismantle activists’ gains. The following tweets, using trending hashtags like #ReclaimRoe and #Roe43, remind us that the ongoing fight to preserve abortion as a human right matters for all people of color.
When undocumented folk get deported for going to a routine doctors appointment, that’s not access. #reclaimroe— ñdontstop (@delasondas) January 22, 2016
Women of color must be able to decide when we’re ready to parent &be able to raise our children in a world where they are safe. #7in10forRoe— SisterSong (@SisterSong_WOC) January 22, 2016
NAPAWF (@NAPAWF) January 22, 2016
URGE (@URGE_org) January 22, 2016
Abortion rights are more than healthcare: its about equality,self determination & respect.We don’t say it enough but today we should #Roe43— Brynne Craig (@BrynneCraig) January 22, 2016
NLIRH (@NLIRH) January 19, 2016