Sacramento Take Back the Night condemns the Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade, removing federal protections to access safe abortions. Overturning Roe v. Wade will not stop abortions from happening, nor will it reduce unintended pregnancies. Instead it will cause harm by preventing safe access and criminalizing abortions, especially for those who are already marginalized and oppressed.
Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and other people of color as well as LGBTQ+ communities, young people, people with low incomes, immigrants, and people with disabilities will all be impacted at disproportionate rates. Abortion restrictions and abortion bans are inherently racist, sexist, and classist – which all stem from white supremacy.
While we may continue to be safe in California, we are angry and hurt not only for those in states where protections will now be limited or eliminated, but for those who will continue to experience disparities in care despite California’s stance. And we will continue to fight. We are committed to securing the rights and protections of all people because ABORTION RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS.
As you might imagine, volunteer-run and community-funded organizations such as ourselves are stretched thin and stressed as we determine and prepare for what’s next. Please have patience and extend us some grace as we navigate this and our previously announced adoption of Women’s March Sacramento. We are all managing this in real time, just like you, and we are at capacity.
To everyone who has reached out to us, thank you, thank you so much. There are many ways to help, donations and volunteers are what’s needed most right now. Visit sactbtn.org/get-involved for more details. Email any questions to [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
ONE MORE THING: To everyone, activists and community leaders alike, we send a gentle reminder it’s okay to take time and space to take care of yourselves. This is going to be a long haul and we need everyone healthy and strong.
We see you, we hear you, we feel you.
We are grateful for you.
And we are in this together.
Love and solidarity to you all.
Sacramento Take Back the Night