For Immediate Release: Thursday, June 29, 2023
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Washington, DC — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina/Students for Fair Admissions Inc. v. President & Fellows of Harvard College.
NARAL Pro-Choice America President Mini Timmaraju released the following statement:
“All students should have equal opportunity to pursue their education and fulfill their dreams, but the Supreme Court’s decision today, which is rooted in white supremacy ideals, is a blatant attempt by those with power and privilege to hold onto it.
I wouldn’t be where I am today without affirmative action policies that gave me access to educational institutions and workplaces that have historically barred people of color. As someone who has spent years of my career building diversity, equity, and inclusion across workplaces, I know just how important this issue is to ensuring equity in all our systems and institutions—including reproductive health care where the same discriminatory thinking illustrated in the Supreme Court’s decision today also bars communities of color from care.
This is not the first time the conservative justices on the Supreme Court ruled against the majority of Americans to take away our fundamental freedoms. This Court must be reformed. To every student hearing this decision today, know this: we will keep showing up for you.”
For over 50 years, NARAL Pro-Choice America has fought to protect and advance reproductive freedom at the federal and state levels—including access to abortion care, birth control, pregnancy and post-partum care, and paid family leave—for everybody. NARAL is powered by its 4 million members from every state and congressional district in the country, representing the 8 in 10 Americans who support legal abortion.