Documenting the devastating loss of 50 years of reproductive freedom in the United States.
On Friday, June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court used an 1868 law to ignore stare decisis and remove 50 years of reproductive freedom to approximately 72 million women in the United States of America.
These rights had included the sanctity of their private relationship with their doctor to make a multitude of difficult and complex health decisions that are part of the vast landscape of reproductive healthcare from pre-conception to birth.
The complexities of reproductive health and what this entails cannot be understated yet these judges and consequentially politicians are bluntly apply laws and religious precepts to a terrain that they have little to no knowledge about, nor any business inserting their will in a country that constitutionally prescribes freedom between church and state and freedom to pursue life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness to all it's citizens.
This website is dedicated to documenting and holding these judges and politicians to account for every negative consequence of their misguided zealotry.
Let's be clear about the numbers of women, let alone their partners, their adherence to the 1800's is now effecting.
There are 72 million women of reproductive age in the U.S.
One in 5 pregnancies end in miscarriage effecting over 1 million per year. Many of these women are now being denied proper care or being accused of doing something wrong in addition to the pain they are already experiencing from the loss of their pregnancy.
RAPE RELATED PREGNANCIES -
Almost 3 million women in the U.S. experienced rape related pregancy (RRP) during their lifetime.
The prevalence of RRP was similar across racial and ethnic groups (i.e., Hispanic, White non-Hispanic, Black non-Hispanic, and other non-Hispanic).
About 18 million women have experienced vaginal rape in their lifetime. Women who were raped by a current or former intimate partner were more likely to report RRP (26%) compared to those raped by an acquaintance (5.2%) or a stranger (6.9%).
Of women who were raped by an intimate partner, 30% experienced a form of reproductive coercion by the same partner. Specifically, about 20% reported that their partner had tried to get them pregnant when they did not want to or tried to stop them from using birth control. About 23% reported their partner refused to use a condom.
Women raped by an intimate partner who reported RRP were significantly more likely to have experienced reproductive coercion compared to women who were raped by an intimate partner but did not become pregnant.