9to5, National Association of Working Women condemns U.S. Supreme Court ruling
Statement of Executive Director Leng Leng Chancey=

June 24, 2022
Contact: Kristin Kepplinger (212-255-2575 x109 or kristin@caminopr.com)

ATLANTA — In response to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling today in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, 9to5, National Association of Working Women Executive Director Leng Leng Chancey issued the following statement:

“The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is an appalling blow to the human rights, safety and dignity of not just women and birthing people, but families, communities and working people.

“The right to safe, legal and accessible abortion and reproductive health care is directly tied to economic security

“Eliminating access to abortion impacts child care, household finances, job security and more. People seeking abortion care will need to have the time and resources to travel farther and farther to access reproductive health care. Worse, many — especially people of color, working parents and those facing greater economic hurdles — will be denied access to safe abortion care full stop. 

“The data is clear. The end of Roe will result in tens of thousands of forced pregnancies and births — a horrifying and dystopian prospect. Moreover, studies show that those denied access to safe, legal abortion care go on to experience higher rates of poverty and unemployment. This can lead to reliance on under-funded, inadequate social safety net support that underresourced families and working parents require to reach their full economic and educational potential. ​​

“Denying our constitutional right to abortion relegates women and birthing people to second-class status. It will force an entire generation of children to grow up in poverty and trap whole families in a cycle of intergenerational economic insecurity. 

“We demand full human rights and we won’t stop fighting until the promise of equal rights under law is fulfilled.”


9to5, National Association of Working Women is a national organization on the frontlines working for economic security for all women — particularly women of color. The organization has a national network of advocates and offices in California, Colorado, Georgia and Wisconsin.

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