Colorado Health Foundation on the Supreme Court Decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization
Denver, CO – The Colorado Health Foundation's vision is that across Colorado each of us can say: "We have all we need to live healthy lives." Today's landmark supreme court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization is the latest hurdle in our fight to achieve health equity and racial justice. We believe equitable access to a full range of reproductive health services, including abortion care, is a critical component of what it means to bring good health and well-being in reach for everyone in Colorado. Today's Supreme Court decision will affect millions of people in this country, eliminating access to abortion and critical reproductive health services. This ruling will create unnecessary barriers to health and well-being, especially for communities of color, people living on low income and those in areas with limited health care services. These communities already experience deeply entrenched inequities that may be exacerbated by this decision.
Access to reproductive care, contraception, family-planning and abortion services is necessary for individuals and families to make informed decisions about their own health, bodies and lives. It is our right as human beings.
We will continue working diligently to ensure equitable access to a complete range of health care services for all Coloradans because we know that health equity is not possible without access to reproductive health services.