Black voices are being heard. Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri has strong words about the Roe V. Wade court vote. Bush says “We will fight and we will continue to do the work to make sure that everybody that needs care will get care.”
Lee and Bush joined 18 other Black women members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) in a signed letter to President Joe Biden, urging him to declare a public health and national emergency just hours before the Supreme Court’s ruling. The letter said that the overturning of Roe would “exacerbate multiple public health crises disproportionately impacting Black communities.”
“The effects of this decision on the lives and health of Black women and pregnant people will be devastating and require an urgent and whole-of-government response,” said lawmakers that included CBC Chair, Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio), Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.).
Moments after the decision came down from the Supreme Court, former first lady Michelle Obama released a statement saying that she was “heartbroken that we may now be destined to learn the painful lessons of a time before Roe was made law of the land.” (source the grio)