Washington, D.C. – Amid the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade and eliminating the legal right to abortion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the following environmental advocacy groups commit to working in solidarity with the movement for reproductive rights, health, and justice.
In response to this Supreme Court decision, Bold Alliance, CLEO Institute, Climate Hawks Vote, EARTHDAY.ORG,, Earthjustice, the Endangered Species Coalition, Friends of the Earth, League of Conservation Voters (LCV), Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Sierra Club, and The Climate Reality Project have issued the following joint statement:
“As advocates dedicated to a safe and just future for all, we share the outrage at Friday’s devastating Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The Court’s ruling overturns decades of precedent, goes against the values held by the vast majority of Americans, and jeopardizes the health and safety of women and people who may become pregnant by cutting off access to reproductive care.
“Moreover, we know that the historically excluded communities who have struggled to access safe abortions and reproductive healthcare even with Roe v. Wade on the books are the same communities who have faced decades of environmental injustices. These communities will face the most adverse impacts from this ruling, heightening the injustice of the decision the Court just passed down.
“All people deserve access to safe abortions. We refuse to go backwards and will not stop fighting for what is right.”