Women's Center Roe v Wade Statement

The Women’s Center is committed to challenging and working to dismantle patriarchy, and other systems of oppression by collectively building a gender-equitable campus and greater community. The overturning of Roe v Wade limits reproductive choices in and beyond Kentucky. We understand the confusion and vast range of emotions that many may be experiencing. Access to a full range of sexual and reproductive healthcare is a basic human right, which has been threatened by this decision to overturn Roe v Wade.

We stand in solidarity with those who advocate for and deserve equitable access to reproductive healthcare and the right for every individual to fully control decisions regarding their own health and wellbeing. Applying an intersectional and anti-racist feminist framework, the Women’s Center aims to enhance a sense of belonging and empowerment among women, femmes and gender non-conforming students, staff, and faculty. In that spirit, we understand this decision will disproportionately impact poor women, Black women and other women of color. Reproductive justice is racial justice, economic justice, and gender justice.

The Women’s Center is here to provide a safe space for our campus and greater community to process, explore and ultimately act.