September 25, 2023

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Roe v. Wade overturned: Women’s health organizations react


National women’s health organizations have posted statements across social media networks following the overturning of Roe v. Wade on Friday morning.

At 9:26, the official Planned Parenthood Twitter account stated: “The Supreme Court just overturned Roe v. Wade, ending our constitutional right to abortion. We know you may be feeling a lot of things right now — hurt, anger, confusion. Whatever you feel is OK.””

“We’re here with you — and we’ll never stop fighting for you,” the tweet continued.

If someone needs an abortion, the organization said “help is available to make sure you get the care you need,” in a follow-up tweet with an included telephone number (1-800-230-PLAN) and link (

The National Women’s Health Network

In a 9:55 a.m. post, The National Women’s Health Network posted said “This is a horrific day for reproductive rights in this country, but let us be clear: this fight is FAR from over,” with a link to its full response to the SCOTUS decision and a link (

In the response, the organization called Friday a “day of National tragedy,” stating that the overturning of Roe v. Wade “rolled back fifty years of settled law in one fell swoop.” 

In the months ahead, the organization said it will “will fight to restore Federal abortion rights, expand abortion access, and educate the public.” To do this, the NWHN said it would hold “elected officials accountable for their stance on abortion access,” and also provide “trustworthy and up-to-date information” about abortions to the “people who need it the most” in print and online and  expand its partnership with Plan C, which it described as a “group of veteran public health advocates, researchers, social justice activists, and digital strategists working to make the abortion pill accessible to all women.”

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

In a 9:55 a.m. post, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists said “the Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson is a destructive setback for ob-gyns and patients,” adding that the organization will “continue with unwavering resolve to support all people who struggle against interference with the patient–physician relationship.”

The post also included a graphic highlighting a quote from ACOG President,  Abbasi Hoskins.


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