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U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling leads to inequitable access to healthcare

Written by Build Healthy Places Network Staff on June 27, 2022

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“Making abortion illegal doesn’t end abortion, it simply makes it less safe, and barriers to abortion will impact systemically excluded communities first and worst.” – Mary A. Pittman, CEO of the Public Health Institute  

Build Healthy Places Network stands with those impacted by last week’s decision from the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v Wade. In moments like this, we are reminded of the substantial work needed to achieve true health equity across our country. Marginalized groups in the U.S. continue to carry disproportionate burdens of this inequity. This decision moves us further away from these goals, as the data suggests the impact from the ruling will again disproportionately affect women in low-income and rural communities, women of color, and other persistently marginalized groups.

Build Healthy Places Network is proud to be working alongside the Public Health Institute and its partner organizations in the fight to advance health equity. Read the Public Health Institute’s statement here

Our commitment to mobilize investments and build community infrastructure to more effectively reduce poverty, improve health, and advance racial equity in urban and rural communities across the country will not waiver.

— Build Healthy Places Network Staff