“As we mark one year since the Supreme Court’s devastating decision overturning Roe. v. Wade, we fervently affirm that all people should have the right to safe and accessible abortions. We are in continued solidarity with our reproductive justice partners as they lead the fight against continued egregious attacks and restrictions on women’s bodily autonomy in the states that have left tens of millions of people, disproportionately women of color, without comprehensive reproductive health care.
As an organization dedicated to advancing work-family justice, we are disturbed by the trend of legislators suggesting that if states enact policies to support working parents, they are justified in blocking access to abortion. This represents a false choice that is only intended to divide and distract. All families deserve to have access to the support they need to be healthy, happy, and economically secure. No parent should be denied access to necessary health care, or face criminalization and punishment due to their pregnancy outcomes. Every parent should have access to strong workplace anti-discrimination protections, paid family leave, paid sick time, and affordable, and equitable child care. But even if we one day achieve our ideal future where everyone has the workplace protections they need as they grow and care for their families, that would never eliminate the need for access to the full range of reproductive health care, including safe and legal abortions. These two things are not mutually exclusive; both are absolutely essential to ensure that all women and pregnant people are able to thrive.
We won’t ever give up the fight to ensure the right to abortion is a fundamental, basic right.”