Statement of 9to5, National Association of Working Women Executive Director Leng Leng Chancey
ATLANTA — In response to reports that the U.S. Supreme Court will reverse its decision that legalized abortion, Leng Leng Chancey, the executive director of 9to5, National Association of Working Women, issued the following statement:
“The ability to make decisions about when and whether to have children is a fundamental human right, denying that right has far-reaching implications. If the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe, women’s health and economic security will suffer. Reducing access to abortion will reduce women’s participation in the workforce, eroding economic security for many. Restricting access to abortion also will endanger women’s health and lives.
“There is no greater violation of bodily integrity and basic humanity than government interference in pregnancy and childbearing decisions. Denying our constitutional right to abortion relegates women and birthing people to second-class status. We demand full human rights and we won’t stop fighting until the promise of equal rights under law is fulfilled.”