A leaked Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade was published by Politico today.
According to the draft, the court will overturn the Roe v. Wade decision that has guaranteed a federal constitutional right to an abortion since 1973. This would be the most damaging abortion decision in decades and transform the landscape of reproductive rights in the US and worldwide.
We can not sit still and watch our rights be taken away from us. The sad truth is that the events of the last year in the US have demonstrated how insecure abortion rights are all over the globe. Now, the most powerful country in the world could rule out the right for abortion in a matter of months.
Instead of putting the clock back we need to ensure the right to abortion is secure everywhere, including the UK. Decriminalisation of the abortion law in Britain is the first step, we defend the right to free, legal and safe abortion.
Today also seems as good a time as any to revisit our Twitter thread from last December, explaining the Mississippi case, and the implications of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. Read it here.
Show your solidarity by joining our protest tonight at 6 PM at the US Embassy in London in defence of abortion rights! Bans off our bodies!
Organised by Abortion Rights UK