Reflecting on Dobbs

Reflecting on Dobbs

 TW: Sexual violence

June 24, 2024 marks the two-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in the Dobbs case, overturning Roe v. Wade and the constitutional right to an abortion in the U.S. In the aftermath of that decision, states across the country have passed a wave of abortion bans, criminalizing access to essential healthcare.

Pongo is committed to supporting the mental and emotional health and well-being of young people. And we know that reproductive justice and bodily autonomy are fundamental to building an equitable world in which every person has the agency to make decisions about their bodies and futures, free from coercion and harm. Abortion bans lead to poor health outcomes among child-bearing and non-child-bearing people alike.

We invite you to read For Dawn Wooten, authored by Maya Marshall, and named in honor of the nurse who exposed the widespread medical abuses of immigrant women in a Georgia detention facility in 2022. Marshall describes her moving piece as being inspired by “the long-term systematic misogynistic assault on the bodily autonomy of child-bearing people.”

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