Boston, MA

After the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in NIFLA v. Becerra, NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts Executive Director Rebecca Hart Holder issued the following statement:

“Today, an ideologically and closely divided U.S. Supreme Court gave fake women’s health centers a free pass to continue deceiving pregnant women, even though they prey on pregnant women and their families and often give women false and medically dangerous information. While the lies and deception used against women are very real, five Justices—including Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s Justice who was hand-picked by his anti-choice allies—still refused to end the lies.”

“But our work does not and will not end there. We know the real goal of the extreme, national organizations behind these centers: overturn Roe, and do everything they can to control the lives of women until then. Fake women’s health centers, the rest of the anti-choice movement, and their political allies have been working together for decades with one goal in mind: ban abortion in America. In state after state, anti-choice politicians are passing radical and unconstitutional abortion bans because they are counting on Trump’s judges to overturn Roe. And these extreme forces don’t hide their intentions, bragging that they hope a lawsuit over their legislation will be used by the Supreme Court to do the job. We will continue fighting back—against fake women’s health centers, against Trump’s judicial nominees, against the lawless, cruel actions of the Trump administration, and against the slew of anti-woman, anti-choice bills in legislatures across the country and Congress. Women’s rights are fundamental civil rights, and we cannot rest until they are restored and protected.”

“While many often think of these fake women’s health centers as only existing in the Midwest and the South, there are over 30 of them right here in Massachusetts. This decision by the U.S. Supreme Court poses a grave threat to abortion access right here in our communities and we will not rest until every woman has the medically accurate information she needs to make decisions about her body.”

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