L’Associazione Donne e Scienza prende posizione contro l’annullamento della sentenza Roe v. Wade da parte della Corte Suprema degli Stati Uniti d’America.
L’associazione ritiene che tale decisione limiti non solo il diritto delle donne all’autodeterminazione ma costituisca un vero pericolo per la salute collettiva.
Ciò che è stato fatto favorisce solo le pratiche illegali e, colpendo in particolar modo le fasce di popolazione più fragili e disagiate, crea ulteriori diseguaglianze.
Donne e Scienza si unisce alle tante proteste nazionali e internazionali riportando, tra le tanti voci di dissenso, quanto scritto su Nature e la presa di posizioni di UN Women.
Nature editoriale del 24 giugno
Estratto da Nature
The US Supreme Court has overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that granted nationwide protection for abortion rights. Studies suggest that the reversal of the 50-year-old ruling will be detrimental for many. More than 800 scientists and several scientific organizations provided evidence to the court showing that abortion access is a crucial component of health care and is important for women?s equal participation in society. Last month, when the draft opinion was leaked, a Nature Editorial argued that the ruling would make the United States a grim outlier among comparable countries. ?Already, the United States claims the highest rate of maternal and infant mortality among wealthy nations. Should the court overturn Roe v. Wade, these grim statistics will only get worse,?
UN Women Statement: Reproductive rights are women?s rights and human rights
24 June 2022
Reproductive rights are integral to women?s rights, a fact that is upheld by international agreements and reflected in law in different parts of the world.
To be able to exercise their human rights and make essential decisions, women need to be able to decide freely and responsibly on the number and spacing of their children and to have access to information, education, and services.
When safe and legal access to abortion is restricted, women are forced to resort to less-safe methods, too often with damaging or disastrous results?especially for women who are affected by poverty or marginalization, including minority women.
The ability of women to control what happens to their own bodies is also associated with the roles women are able to play in society, whether as a member of the family, the workforce, or government.
UN Women remains steadfast in our determination to ensure that the rights of women and girls are fully observed and enjoyed worldwide, and we look forward to continued evidence-based engagement with our partners everywhere in support of rapid progress towards universal enjoyment of universal rights.