The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down abortion rights is a misogynistic attack on people who can become pregnant. We condemn this assault on bodily autonomy and workers’ rights, which will fall the hardest on poor people, people of color, immigrants, and LGBTQ+ people.
Reproductive rights are workers’ rights. Across the country, too many workers already face serious barriers to staying healthy: many of us work without the right to paid time off and are paid poverty wages that prevent us from affording basic necessities like medical care, childcare, and food. Now, millions of us no longer have the fundamental right to bodily autonomy, further limiting our ability to make our own decisions about what’s right for our health and economic stability.
This ruling erects yet another barrier for poor and working people trying to survive and thrive—and it’s part of a broader right-wing, anti-democratic attempt to control and disempower working class people. Here in Washington state, we’ll keep building the power we need to ensure everyone can lead a healthy and dignified life.