50 years since Roe v. Wade: The struggle continues!

SLL photo: Gregory E. Williams

Jan. 22, 2023, marks the 50th anniversary of the historic Roe v. Wade decision recognizing the constitutional right to abortion. It was a hard-fought victory made possible by the militant struggles of the women’s, LGBTQ2S and Black liberation movements.

The far-right U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe last year – a brutal blow against the rights of women and other people who can become pregnant, and against bodily autonomy for trans, nonbinary, gender nonconforming and intersex people. Abortion is now effectively banned in at least 14 states, with more expected this year. Access to facilities that perform the procedure is absent even in many states where abortion technically remains legal.

Women In Struggle/Mujeres En Lucha is part of the fight to restore and expand access to abortion and all reproductive rights, including the right to raise healthy children with access to food, shelter, education and healthcare. We salute the work of the Louisiana Abortion Rights Action Committee and others organizing to restore abortion rights. 

Pictured above, a LARAC protest in New Orleans on Sept. 10, 2022. Read more: tinyurl.com/yc5zaff5.

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