PACFW’s Statement on Supreme Court Ruling
We recognize that these are uniquely challenging times for women in our country and beyond.
We also know 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..
As a nonprofit organization, we do not take a position on political or legislative issues. In fact, as a 501(3) we are restricted from doing so.
But 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.
And while we may hold varying personal opinions, as an organization dedicated to advancing women in the workplace, there are certain economic and health care implications that transcend opinion – and are important for us all to anticipate:
- A decline in women’s participation in the workforce,
- A decline in the financial well-being of women and their families, and
- A decline in access to quality health care.
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 continue to ensure women have access to the quality health care they need.