2022-05-04 12:20:07

Reproductive Justice Is Racial Justice: Abortion Doctor & Activist Facing Deportation Vow to Fight On

As the leaked opinion showing the Supreme Court plans to overturn Roe v. Wade sparks protests across the United States, Democracy Now! speaks to an abortion doctor and a reproductive rights activist facing deportation about what is next. “We will keep fighting for us to have abortions that are safe, legal, and accessible to everyone, no matter where you are, no matter where you’re coming from, and no matter what your income,” says community organizer Alejandra Pablos, noting the decision could have particularly disastrous effects on already vulnerable undocumented immigrants and border communities in Arizona. “People should be able to access abortion care as part of the general healthcare that a pregnant person or any other person would seek,” says gynecologist Dr. DeShawn Taylor about how criminalizing abortion affects medical professionals in the field, especially her clinic Desert Star Family Planning, one of the only abortion clinics in Arizona.

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