CPC Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization
***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***
Date: June 24, 2022
Press Contacts: Wayne Ho, President & CEO (email@example.com) | 212-941-0920 x 143
The Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) strongly opposes the United States Supreme Court's 6-3 decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which effectively overturns the Constitutional right to abortion as established in Roe v. Wade nearly 50 years ago.
This decision will leave nearly 40 million people without safe access to abortion and reproductive care. This decision will disproportionately harm Asian Americans and other people of color, immigrants, and low-income communities across the United States.
“As an organization that provides culturally competent and linguistically appropriate care to ensure the well-being of individuals and families, we unequivocally affirm that abortion and reproductive care is health care and that everyone must have safe, legal access to this life-saving care, regardless of location, socioeconomic status, language ability, or immigration status. This decision will directly harm our community members, and we are committed to fighting to ensure that everyone has the right to quality, affordable health care,” said Wayne Ho, President and CEO of CPC.
CPC urges you to follow the lead of and uplift organizations like National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF) and Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) that are doing important work on reproductive health justice for the AAPI community.
For those who are in New York City, there will be two events tonight. You are encouraged to attend a gathering in Washington Square Park at 6:30 PM to rally for reproductive rights and then a healing space in Union Square at 8:00 PM.
ABOUT CPC: The Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) is a social services organization that creates positive social change. Founded in 1965, CPC is the nation's largest Asian American social services organization and aims to promote the social and economic empowerment of Chinese American, immigrant, and low-income communities of New York City. CPC is the trusted partner to individuals and families striving to achieve goals in their education, family, community, and career.
關於華策會: 華人策劃協會（簡稱“華策會”）是一個致力於創造正向社會變革的社會服務機構。華策會成立於1965年，是美國最大的亞裔美國人社會服務機構，旨在促進紐約市華裔美國人，移民，及低收入社區的社會權益和經濟賦權。華策會是為實現其 教育，家庭，社區及職業目標而努力的個人和家庭可信賴的機構。
ACERCA DE CPC: El Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) es una organización de servicios sociales que crea un cambio social positivo. Fundada en 1965, CPC es la mayor organización de servicios sociales asiático-americanos del país y su objetivo es promover la capacitación social y económica de las comunidades chino-americanas, inmigrantes y de bajos ingresos de la ciudad de Nueva York. CPC es el socio de confianza de más de 60.000 personas y familias que se esfuerzan por alcanzar objetivos en su educación, familia, comunidad y carrera.