CHCANYS' Statement on SCOTUS Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade

While we are disgusted by the Supreme Court’s decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, we are proud to live in a state that has strong protections for reproductive freedom. We believe that everyone should have the right to choose what happens to their bodies, and we are proud that New York State has programs in place to support people from more restrictive states. We support the suite of legislation signed by the Governor to expand protections for patients and providers and agree with her statement that the right to reproductive healthcare is a fundamental human right. History shows us that when abortion is banned, abortion becomes unsafe. Low-income individuals and people of color will be harmed the most. New York’s community health centers will continue to protect patients’ rights to reproductive freedom while abiding by all rules regarding the spending of federal dollars.

Published on 06/24/2022