Roe v. Wade Supreme Court Decision Response Statement

Jun 24, 2022

Women should always be in the driver’s seat of their own lives.

Especially when it comes to making decisions about their own health.

This is one of the core values of the Fund for Women & Girls at Fairfield County’s Community Foundation and it’s the fundamental idea behind our signature program, the emme coalition.

For nearly 50 years, women in Fairfield County and nationwide have had the human right to make their own choices about their reproductive health.

But with today’s decision by the Supreme Court, this basic freedom is now gone for millions of women all across the country. And even though Roe v. Wade is codified in Connecticut, there is still much work to be done to create a community where women of all walks of life can have safe and equitable access for their healthcare needs.

This is an issue of health equity and access. It’s an issue of fairness. It’s an issue of freedom.

Now is the time for everyone who stands for these basic ideals to stand up and speak out.

We encourage anyone who would like to learn more about helping women achieve equitable and accessible healthcare to visit the Women’s Funding Network — the world’s largest philanthropic alliance dedicated to advancing gender equity and justice.

We would also like to thank our dedicated partners and grantees who have served as our local community’s leading experts in the space of advancing women’s rights to accessible and equitable healthcare:

We cannot afford to let someone else take the wheel. Everyone deserves the right to drive their own decisions — especially when it comes to their families and their health.