Juan Carlos Linares
Statement on Reproductive Rights
This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned its own precedent in Roe v. Wade which had secured 50 years of reproductive choice and freedom for American women. By eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion, the Court has ensured that women today have fewer rights than did their parents or grandparents.
Association House of Chicago was founded by women with foresight and compassion, and is today largely operated by women and their allies who believe wholeheartedly in a woman's full agency over her own body, her life and her future. Thankfully in Illinois, abortion access is safe and legal. Association House of Chicago fully supports these protections.
And as the dissenting Justices in the case noted, today's ruling is not the last word on reproductive rights. As a place of healing and of belonging, Association House stands with those in the fight to maintain reproductive rights, as well as maintaining rights to contraception, same-sex relationships and same-sex marriage which today are also at risk.
The DEI Committee