On Friday, we saw an unelected court overturn a decades-old ruling that protected the rights of people who birth in the U.S. This is a dramatic step further into fascism in this country. The ruling not only impacts reproductive rights, but threatens bodily autonomy for all female identified and LGBTQIA people.
Contrary to what rightwing fundamentalists would like us to believe, abortion is still legal in Puerto Rico. Under the 1980 Pueblo v. Duarte ruling, the Puerto Rican constitution upholds the right to privacy for people seeking abortions. However, this ruling is being threatened by anti-abortion laws such as Senate Bill 693 (banning abortions after 22 weeks, with exceptions) which also passed the Senate on Friday.
Though the overturning of Roe v. Wade impacts many in the U.S., we know that the effects of this will disproportionately harm poor and working class Black women and families.
We will not stop fighting for liberation. We will do what we’ve always done when faced with the state’s chains of violence, racism, and patriarchy: keep our people safe and meet the needs of our communities through mutual aid, solidarity, and agitation. Seguimos.
Art by Tina Orlandini & Osvaldo Budet for AgitArte
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