The Feminist Majority is launching Millions4Roe.org, a grassroots movement to save Roe v. Wade, and the first step must be 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.
Trump said he would appoint a Scalia-like judge who would overturn Roe and he has done just that. If Roe 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.
The reversing of the right to privacy in Roe could even threaten access to birth control, which was made legal for married women under the right to privacy in the Supreme Court case Griswold v. Connecticut only seven years prior to Roe. One thing we know for sure is that extreme conservatives want to limit access to birth control and have shown it again and again by trying to pass fetal personhood bills at the state level that would outlaw many forms of contraception.
President, Feminist Majority