Silicon Valley DSA Statement Regarding SCOTUS Overturning Roe v. Wade

This Friday, the Supreme Court released their ruling on the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. As feared, an unelected and illegitimate Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, a 1973 decision that protected the right to abortion as an extension of the right to privacy. This undemocratic attack on reproductive freedom by six unelected judges cannot stand. Silicon Valley Democratic Socialists of America calls on all chapter members and supporters to mobilize immediately and join the fight to defeat this blatant act of class warfare. Commit to this fight here and join us tonight, 6/24 at 6:30 pm for an emergency rally at San Jose City Hall or tomorrow, 6/25 at 10:00 am also at San Jose City Hall. 

We urge all members to support ongoing reproductive justice work. Abortion remains legal in California, but state legislatures from Texas to Missouri have already made abortion illegal and seek to impose criminal penalties on doctors and patients who seek abortions. We must commit to building solidarity with those living in states that have just banned abortion while also working to strengthen the right to abortion at home. Free abortion on demand and without apology.

We demand that Congress pass federal legislation to protect abortion as a human right and repeal the filibuster if needed to do so. We call on the California Legislature to enshrine the right to abortion in our state constitution, pass CalCare to ensure every Californian has free access to reproductive healthcare, and enact abortion sanctuary laws to protect from retaliation those who seek to have an abortion in our state. 

Together, we will join a nationwide movement committed to restoring and expanding the right to abortion for all time.
Our enemies may have the courts; we have the people.