“Roe v. Wade” Must Expand to Include Women In Prison
47 years ago today, the Supreme Court handed down the landmark ruling in Roe v. Wade. Most people thought that would guarantee the right to safe, legal abortion for anyone who needed it, but sadly, that hasn't been the case. Those without financial resources, people of color, and those who live in areas without an abortion clinic are left out. And as a result of increasingly restrictive laws in states like Ohio, the number of people who don't have access to abortion care in their communities is rising every day. One demographic that consistently doesn't have access to abortion care when they need it is people who are incarcerated. Kay's experience, here in Cuyahoga County, is unacceptable. As a Judge, this is something Jennifer is going to think about when working with people as they move through the criminal justice system. Everyone, regardless of their incarceration status or any pending criminal charges, deserves access to abortion care when they need it. As an activist, Jennifer has always been on the frontlines of the fight to restore access and justice to abortion in Ohio. Hopefully, the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade won't feel so bleak.