We are not ovary-acting: MSI shows up at the Supreme Court to fight for abortion rights

MSI United States
Mar 5 · 3 min read
Three women holding signs, two of which say “Safe abortions save lives,” the other reads, “We are not ovary-acting”.
Three women holding signs, two of which say “Safe abortions save lives,” the other reads, “We are not ovary-acting”.
MSI staff and friends stand near the Capitol building to protect abortion rights.

Yesterday, March 4th, the Supreme Court heard the opening arguments of June Medical Services v. Russo, a case that could determine the future of safe abortion in the United States. The case involves a restriction that would force all but one abortion provider in Louisiana to close. If the court rules against abortion providers, states will be free to regulate clinics out of existence.

Pro-choice rally outside of the Supreme Court
Pro-choice rally outside of the Supreme Court
Two women holding pro-choice signs, one in Spanish and the other in English.
Two women holding pro-choice signs, one in Spanish and the other in English.
MSI team members and friends hold signs outside of the Supreme Court in support of abortion rights.

Already lawmakers in Utah are preparing for an America without Roe v. Wade. Senators in the state have voted to ban abortion in most cases if Roe v. Wade is repealed or rolled back . Other states could follow, forcing women who need an abortion to travel out of state — and leaving women who can’t afford to travel without options.

Woman holds a pro-choice signs that reads, “Ban abortion? I beg your Parton!” with a photo of Dolly Parton on the sign.
Woman holds a pro-choice signs that reads, “Ban abortion? I beg your Parton!” with a photo of Dolly Parton on the sign.
Dogs & Dolly stand for choice.

MSI US and other safe abortion advocates showed up outside the Supreme Court to demand that the Supreme Court protect women’s rights and health. In the countries where we work, we have seen the consequences of restrictive laws like the one in Louisiana. Women who can’t access safe abortion are driven to unsafe and life-threatening options.

Two women stand outside the Supreme Court with pro-choice signs.
Two women stand outside the Supreme Court with pro-choice signs.
Safe abortions save lives!

No matter what happens, MSI will stay committed to our mission of providing access to safe abortions. We hope that the Supreme Court will stand up for abortion rights and trust women to make their own decisions for their own lives and bodies.

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