Center for Reproductive Rights
Katrina Anderson is the Human Rights Counsel for the US Legal Program at the Center for Reproductive Rights, where she works to incorporate international human rights law and strategies into domestic legal advocacy.
I would prefer to celebrate the birthday of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by recalling the enormous gains this legislation has made for women. Instead, I wait with baited breath for oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court this week, fearful that the Court’s majority – five conservative male justices – could dismantle the rights we fought so hard to secure.
It is time for the law to ensure that abortion providers don’t have to put their lives on the line to defend women’s rights to health, equality and reproductive autonomy.
Abortion providers have been threatened, attacked, and even murdered by anti-choice extremists. If the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights recognizes them as women’s rights defenders, would providers be better protected?