The Feminist Majority is launching a grassroots movement to save Roe v. Wade. The Millions4Roe.org campaign will activate feminists across the country to protect abortion rights on the federal, state and local levels.
“An active right-wing movement is working to overturn Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in all 50 states under the right to privacy,” said Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority. “The reversing of the right to privacy in Roe could even threaten access to birth control, which was made legal under the right to privacy in a Supreme Court case only seven years prior to Roe.”
“This is a red alert to save women’s right to control their own bodies and lives,” continued Smeal. “Millions4Roe.org is empowering people who care about women’s lives to not only take action on their own, but also form state and local advocacy teams with whom they can lobby their Representative, Senators, and legislators to save Roe and the right to privacy.”
Millions4Roe.org is starting with a campaign to help block the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Gorsuch has shown his hostility to women’s rights by putting corporations’ interests above women’s right to access birth control. His allegiance to original intent also shows he does not believe the Constitution, as is, provides any protections for women against sex discrimination, save for the 19th amendment guaranteeing the right to vote.
If Roe v. Wade is overturned, women would almost immediately lose access to abortion in 22 states that have trigger laws in place. In another 11 states plus the District of Columbia, legislation could drastically restrict abortion access. In only 17 states would access to abortion be secure.