CVT DSA Statement on Abortion

The Supreme Court is determined to overturn Roe v. Wade this summer, denying essential healthcare to millions of Americans. This is a violent political attack on our bodily autonomy, set to criminalize deeply personal medical decisions. We must mobilize to demand free abortion, on demand, without apology. The struggle for reproductive rights is a part of our shared working-class struggle, and we will not take one step backwards. 

At mass demonstrations on May 14, including in Montpelier, we will strengthen coalitions of abortion providers and funds, organizers and volunteers, across the country. We remain determined to connect people with the abortion care they need, no matter what. There are battles to win on all fronts. Central Vermont DSA proudly endorses and organizes with Planned Parenthood for the passage of the Reproductive Liberty Amendment, which will strengthen Vermont’s status as a safe haven for reproductive freedom. At the same time, legalized abortion in the US does not mean equal access under a capitalist patriarchy, and a federal ban could still threaten the RLA. We are committed to the struggle for economic and reproductive justice through grassroots fundraising for Vermont Access to Reproductive Freedom, Vermont’s abortion fund, and through building the network of practical support required to increase access to both medication and surgical abortion. 

Parenthood is a key economic battlefront which unites us all. The ruling class would rather turn to forced reproduction than to build the socialized network of care we demand in order to grow healthy babies and families. This is a battle cry for Medicare for All, paid parental leave, care equity for black mothers, universal child care, livable wages, and unionized labor. We will fill the streets and make our voices heard. Solidarity!

Take Action:

  • Join us at our next meeting on May 19 to hear more from our Socialist Feminist working group and Vermont Access to Reproductive Freedom. Register Here.
  • Pledge to vote YES on the Reproductive Liberty Amendment to Vermont’s constitution in November.

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