Statement on Denial of Abortion Rights

Today’s Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade is devastating for people who are experiencing economic instability, and will have a disproportionate impact on Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

People experiencing homelessness have less access to contraception and are at higher risk of rape and sexual assault. Sexual violence is a leading cause of homelessness for women and children, and carries the risk of unwanted pregnancy. Women, non-binary and transgender people forced to carry an unwanted pregnancy to term are four times more likely to live below the Federal Poverty Line, and experience lasting economic hardship along with mental and physical health consequences.

We also want to explicitly call out the significant barriers that trans men face in receiving reproductive care, even in states where abortion is legal.

We recognize that housing instability and homelessness may increase as a result of this gender, race, and economic subjugation, and we will continue to advocate for policies and practices that allow every individual to choose what is best for their own well-being.

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