STATEMENT: GLOBAL HEALTHCARE ORGANISATIONS CALL ON ALL GOVERNMENTS TO DEFEND ACCESS TO SAFE ABORTION CARE
Ensuring access to safe, quality abortion is an imperative. Abortion is recognised as essential health care that must be provided by governments. Access to safe abortion is also a human right. Attacks against reproductive freedom are attacks on democracy and international human rights standards, on individual freedoms and the right to privacy, and they set back progress towards gender equality.
The United States Supreme Court decision to dismantle Roe v Wade and roll back 50 years of access to safe abortion care is a catastrophic blow to the lives of millions of women, girls and pregnant people who now face the prospect of being forced to continue pregnancies. It is a decision that will cost lives for years to come.
ICM has joined over 100 global healthcare organisations in calling on all governments to defend access to safe and quality abortion care.
Read the full statement here.
We strongly encourage our midwives' associations to join the global list of organisational signatories here.