The Midwives' Association of Washington State recognizes and supports an individual's right to bodily autonomy, and to make choices for their own health and well-being, and that their of their family. We recognize that the Supreme Court decision is oppressive and violating for all childbearing people, and will most deeply impact vulnerable communities that already experience violence and inequality at the hands of the reproductive health system. Abortion restrictions are destructive to perinatal health outcomes and such restrictions increase the risk of non-evidence-based and covered pregnancy interventions. Midwives have long been advocates for pregnant people and their infants, and know the impact that poetical oppression can have on the health outcomes for families. We reiterate our commitment to that advocacy, and support the right to make autonomous health decisions without retribution or stigma. Please visit the link below for a running document of abortion resources.