Elected officials should not legislate what choices an individual can make about their own health, happiness, and safety. Alabama lawmakers are scheming how to interfere in more peoples’ personal lives. The right to make one's own choices is a fundamental aspect of personal autonomy and dignity. When individuals are denied this right, consequences can be far-reaching and severe.
It can have serious implications for their health and well-being. We believe that the ability to decide whether or not to carry a pregnancy to term is essential to pregnant people’s equality, autonomy, and dignity. However, the right of women and pregnant people in Alabama — and across the nation — to make these personal decisions without government interference is becoming increasingly restricted. Politicians continue to insert themselves into these very personal decisions and put one-size-fits-all government limits on a woman and pregnant person’s ability to decide what is right for them. This extremely private issue should only be decided by women and pregnant people, their doctors, and their personal values.
In June 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court released its decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, effectively overturning Roe v. Wade and disrupting reproductive healthcare for women and pregnant people in Alabama and across the country. Since then, we have been working to support Alabama's reproductive healthcare resources, networks, and partners. We have also been identifying ways to guarantee statewide reproductive freedom for all women and pregnant people.
Hear more about our organization's efforts directly from JaTaune Bosby-Gilchrist, our Executive Director.
We remain committed to defending access to abortion as critical reproductive healthcare and using whatever tools we can to protect all women and pregnant people.