The revocation of the Roe vs. Wade precedent by the U.S. Supreme Court gives anti-abortion states the opportunity to legislate on this issue and ban it. This is a serious mistake and a very dangerous signal that threatens women’s rights around the world.
This decision is a brutal shock and a serious setback for women’s rights. Every woman should be free to make her own choices about her body, especially when it comes to her privacy. It can sometimes be very difficult for a woman to make the decision to have an abortion, so being forced to do so in secret is an additional obstacle. The inability to have a safe abortion can have devastating consequences on women’s health and lives, particularly for low-income women.
This U.S. Supreme Court decision shows that we must always be on the alert. The fight for women’s rights must never be put on hold because, as Simone de Beauvoir said so well, “Never forget that a political, economic or religious crisis will be enough for women’s rights to be called into question. These rights can never be taken for granted. You must remain vigilant throughout your lives.
The Green Party of Quebec stands in solidarity with the American feminist movement in their fight to defend their fundamental rights. Every woman should have the choice to decide about her body no matter what they choose, this decision is personal and intimate and the state should not interfere with such a choice.
Deputy Leader of the Green Party of Quebec