CACFW’s Statement on Supreme Court Ruling
We recognize that many women in our community have strong views – positive, negative, and mixed – about the historic ruling handed down by the United States Supreme Court.
And we celebrate all women who take an active role in our civic dialogue, making their voices heard on this and other important issues affecting women.
As an organization dedicated to the advancement of women in the workplace, we unequivocally believe in women’s rights to equal benefits in the workplace, to equal access to quality health care, and to make their own decisions about their bodies.
For these reasons, we regard the decision rolling back recognition of women’s Constitutional right to make their own reproductive decisions as a historic setback for women – and our nation.
And whatever our personal opinions on this issue, we recognize there will be certain economic and health care implications that transcend opinion that are important for us all to anticipate.
History shows without the right to reproductive rights, there is a decline in women’s participation in the workforce and a decline in the financial well-being of women and their families.
Recognizing the vital role of women in families, workplaces, and our economy; the high maternal mortality rates among women of color in the U.S.; and the critical importance of quality health care for all—these are serious concerns.
We are proud of our many sponsor partners that recognize the vital importance of women in the workplace and provide them with the equal support and benefits they deserve.