January 22, 2023, is the 50th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade, which, until last year, provided legal protections to those seeking to get an abortion.
“We’ve been fighting for sex equality for a century, and our mission is as fiercely urgent today as it was 100 years ago. It’s more important than ever that we enshrine the ERA in the Constitution, because our rights depend on it.”
“Even as the basic human rights of discrimination protections and access to abortion are being eroded or openly repealed in states across the country, the New York state legislature took bold and decisive action to ensure everyone will be treated equally under the law in the Empire State. The ERA Coalition applauds the legislature for taking action on such critical issues at a pivotal moment in our nation’s history. Amending the NY State Constitution with an inclusive version of the Equal Rights Amendment should set the gold standard for equality across the nation.”
Our friends at the Poor Peoples’ Campaign, Planned Parenthood, and other organizations have launched movements in the wake of a new wave of attacks on womens’ rights and worker protections. Listed below are just some of the upcoming actions initiated by the movement and supported amongst our partners this weekend, with a special call to action from our partner organization NAPAWF and an event hosted by Black-led organizations for Juneteenth.
“Right now Roe v. Wade is still the law of the land. Abortion is legal. The potential for a full overturning of Roe would irreparably damage the civil rights of all. The concept of the right to privacy stems from Roe and its legacy.