Roe v. Wade: A Statement from NCYL
All Young People Deserve Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Care
NCYL is deeply committed to ensuring young people, particularly those marginalized by our systems, have equitable access to whole health care, including sexual and reproductive health services. NCYL has worked for decades to support the right of young people to have control of their bodies and futures.
We are deeply troubled by the news of a leaked draft Supreme Court opinion that indicates the court may soon overturn the landmark decisions in Roe v Wade and Planned Parenthood v Casey.
These Supreme Court decisions established abortion as a fundamental right under the federal constitution and strike down restrictions that place an "undue burden" on an individual's ability to access abortion.
For now, Roe v Wade still stands. This draft opinion is not law. And state law remains important to ensuring access for all. NCYL will continue to fight to lift up youth voices and to ensure all young people can access the sexual and reproductive health care they want and need.