One Colorado’s Statement on Draft SCOTUS Opinion Overturning Roe v. Wade

Denver, CO – One Colorado, the state’s leading advocacy organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Coloradans and their families, today released the following statement on the draft Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade and Casey:

The leaked draft of the impending Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is an attempt to undermine and violate our reproductive rights and bodily autonomy. These restrictions disproportionately impact communities of color and lower-income individuals, who have been systematically marginalized and cut off from accessing quality, affordable health care. The LGBTQ community, including trans, nonbinary, and gender-expansive folks, are also impacted by these destructive decisions and actions. Reproductive justice and LGBTQ equality go hand-in-hand in the fight to access quality, affirming healthcare. 

Bodily autonomy is at the core of the LGBTQ movement, and the inclusion and participation of our community is essential in the work to advance bodily autonomy and end gender-based oppression. Queer folks continue to fight for the freedom to live in our own bodies and do with them what we choose. Our work is to create a world where we can all live a life free from discrimination, violence and harassment, no matter what our bodies look like, where we live, or how we identify. 

One Colorado is proud to have supported the Reproductive Health Equity Act (HB22-1279) which codifies abortion access in Colorado state law. We urge folks to take action, donate, and follow the lead from reproductive justice organizations in Colorado such as Cobalt, COLOR, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, and others.