July 20, 2022
International Rescue Committee
No one should be forced to carry a pregnancy to term against their will. The ruling from the United States Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade strips millions of people of the right to control their bodies and to make the decisions that shape their lives, families and futures.
The toll of this decision will fall heaviest
on already-marginalized people, including communities that the International
Rescue Committee (IRC) serves. Experts project that the U.S., which already has
high maternal mortality rates, will only see more people dying due to
restrictions on abortion care.