All of us deserve the freedom and dignity to make decisions about our bodies and our lives. Last week, in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the Supreme Court ignored nearly 50 years of precedent to deny a fundamental right to privacy. The ramifications for people who are denied reproductive care will reverberate across their lifespan, making it more likely for them to age into poverty, and will disproportionately harm low-income people of color, women, LGBTQ+ people, and people with disabilities. Justice Thomas also made clear that other rights, such as rights to contraception, marriage rights, and LGBTQ+ rights, are at grave risk.
Justice in Aging is committed to fighting for the legal rights that allow low-income older adults to age in dignity. We stand firmly with our partners who are fighting for reproductive health access and justice.