The overturning of Roe V. Wade is heartbreaking, devastating, and dangerous. Like millions of Americans, Gen-Z for Change finds it absolutely unacceptable that people are being stripped of a basic human right — control over their own body.
We knew this decision was coming, not only from the leaked draft opinion, but also from the decades-long concentrated effort from the right to fill the Supreme Court with anti-choice justices, largely appointed by Republican Presidents who lost the popular vote.
Let’s be clear: Abortion is healthcare. Healthcare is a human right. And abortions have always and will always continue to happen — the Supreme Court taking away this right will only ensure that they will not always be done safely. This decision is hateful and an act of systemic violence. It will disproportionately impact already marginalized communities including but not limited to BIPOC, people with low incomes, people living in rural areas, LGBTQIA+, disabled people, and immigrants.
All of this comes at a time when there’s already a coordinated attack on these communities by conservative politicians and legislatures. The right’s refusal to support basic human rights and actual life-saving resources such as healthcare, living wages, workers rights, the environment, gun control, immigrant safety, affordable housing, education, welfare programs, social programs, parental leave, affordable care, and more, exposes the true motives behind this ruling — control and oppression.
It’s okay to be furious. It’s okay to be heartbroken. Whatever you are feeling, you are not alone. We must channel this energy to mobilize and take action. It’s important to directly support those who need it most by supporting funds that provide the direct services, support, and resources people need most at this time. Gen-Z for Change has set up an abortion fund that splits all donations evenly among 50 local abortion funds across the United States in communities where trigger laws are in place.
The time is now. This is no longer a theory or prediction. We will not stop fighting, we will not stop organizing, we will not stop protesting until every single individual in this country is empowered, protected, and given CHOICE.