FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2022
Email: [email protected],
Emily Morris, 213-457-7458
Madison Allman, 202-384-1279
NILC Statement on the Supreme Court Ruling Overturning Roe v. Wade
WASHINGTON — Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center and NILC Immigrant Justice Fund, issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling overturning Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey:
“With this shameful ruling, this Supreme Court’s conservative majority has ushered in a new and harrowing era not only for women, but for anyone and everyone who believes in the values of freedom, equality, and equal treatment under law. This is the moment so many of us have feared and have been warning about. We now find ourselves in the middle of a fight for the basic human rights of everybody who calls this country home.
“This decision overturning the right to an abortion will have life-altering consequences, especially for low-income communities and people of color, including many immigrants. This will undoubtedly impact reproductive health beyond abortions.
“We are under no illusion that the court’s assault on fundamental rights will stop at access to safe abortion; the rights of immigrants, LGBTQ communities, low-income communities, and people of color are all in very real danger of being peeled back or further restricted.
“The National Immigration Law Center will continue to fight to protect, and to regain, fundamental rights, including access to abortion and other reproductive health care services. We are in a collective fight for our lives, for the very future of the republic. The stakes are too high and we must continue to fight for our democracy.”