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On this first anniversary since the landmark Supreme Court decision was overturned, our focus is on creating a world where true reproductive freedom is a reality for all people.

CONNECTICUT — With a mix of hope and unwavering determination, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England marks the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade — the landmark, but imperfect, Supreme Court decision granting our federal constitutional right to abortion that the court overturned last June.

Access to abortion has been a generations-long fight. And for millions, Roe always fell short — especially in Black, Latino, and Indigenous communities – because rights are only as meaningful as they are accessible. Last June, the fight became even harder when the Supreme Court historically overturned decades of precedent in a decision that cruelly allowed states across the country to ban abortion. But Planned Parenthood won't go back, and we will never back down.

At Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, we are working tirelessly to ensure people across Connecticut and Rhode Island, and from states across the country who are forced to travel and overcome extraordinary barriers, can access the care they need and deserve.

Statement from Amanda Skinner, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England: 

“The abortion rights affirmed by Roe v. Wade 50 years ago were stolen from us last June. We are more committed than ever to our vision of a just future where everyone who wants an abortion can access it. We are determined to help build a sexual and reproductive health and rights movement that centers health equity and allows all people to control their own bodies, lives, and future — no matter their income, race, or ZIP code.  Today and every day, Planned Parenthood will fight with all we've got to make true reproductive health and rights a reality for all.”


Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (PPSNE) is one of the region’s largest providers of sexual and reproductive health care services. Since 1923, PPSNE has evolved into an organization with 15 health centers in Connecticut and Rhode Island, delivering care to 65,000 patients annually. For nearly 100 years, PPSNE health centers have provided a broad range of health care services, sexual health education, information, and health counseling. PPSNE works towards fulfilling the vision of a just society where sexual and reproductive rights are basic human rights, where health care is equitable and accessible to all, and where each person lives their healthiest life.


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