Posted on June 27, 2022

NAACP: Abortion Ruling Will Disproportionately Impact Black Women

Cheyanne M. Daniels, The Hill, June 24, 2022

The NAACP on Friday blasted the Supreme Court’s decision overturning nearly 50 years of precedent that allowed women a constitutional right to abortion, saying it will disproportionately affect Black women.

The civil rights organization called the conservative majority court’s 6-3 decision overturning Roe v. Wade an “egregious assault on basic human rights.”

“This Supreme Court is turning back the clock to a dangerous era where basic constitutional rights only exist for a select few,” said Portia White, policy and legislative affairs vice president for the NAACP. “They’ve stripped away our right to vote, and now women have lost their right to their own body. What’s next?”

study from Duke University published in December suggested that a complete abortion ban could increase Black maternal deaths by 33 percent.