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Higher Heights for America

BROOKLYN (June 24, 2022) – Today, Glynda C. Carr, President & CEO of Higher Heights for America – the only organization dedicated to providing Black women with a political home, released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision, in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade case that has guaranteed reproductive rights for a half-century:

“The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is a devastating blow to reproductive rights in this country. After last month’s leaked opinion, we knew this moment could come, but that doesn’t make today’s news any easier to digest. Black women disproportionately suffer when abortions are restricted or banned, and the states that are poised to do just that are among those with the largest Black populations in the country. 

“When abortion access is restricted, it doesn’t mean that abortions stop. For poor and working-class women, a large number of whom are Black and brown, it means that accessible abortions in safe healthcare facilities move out of reach. Today’s decision will have a catastrophic effect on Black women, especially those who have low incomes, live in rural areas, and do not have access to health care because of systemic racism and discrimination. 

“Today and every day, Higher Heights stands with our partners and allies ready to continue the critical fight for access to affordable, safe, legal abortions for all women, no matter where they live, who they are, or how much money we have. We will not back down.”


Higher Heights is the only national organization providing Black women with a political home exclusively dedicated to harnessing their power to expand Black women’s elected representation and voting participation and advance progressive policies. Higher Heights is building the political power and leadership of Black women from the voting booth to elected office and creating the environment for Black women to vote, run and lead.