SRCD Signs on to Joint Statement on Adolescents and Young Adults and the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Ruling
SRCD signed on to a joint statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson that reflects on the impact of the ruling, particularly regarding the implications for adolescents and young adults.
The statement notes, “Adolescents and young adults already face more barriers than adults in accessing comprehensive reproductive healthcare services and abortion care, such as cost, confidentiality concerns, and limited knowledge and experience seeking healthcare. This ruling means that abortion services will be either obliterated or severely limited in many geographic areas. Remaining avenues for accessing abortion care will be difficult if not impossible for young people, putting their futures, health, and safety at risk. Marginalized individuals and communities and those who experience systemic oppression are also uniquely vulnerable. Adolescents and young adults deserve a health system that meets their needs and healthcare professionals who offer comprehensive reproductive health care.”