The presidents of Seven Sisters College, with the exception of Radcliffe College, which no longer exists as a college, have issued a joint statement on the Supreme Court’s decision that threw Rowe v. Wade.
“Last Friday, the Supreme Court overturned Rowe v. Wade, thus being considered a constitutional right for nearly 50 years: the right to legal abortion,” the statement said. “Even as we reaffirm our commitment to respect the distinction between beliefs and values, as presidents of established colleges for women, we are deeply concerned about how this ruling will affect women’s lives and the lives of people of all genders. There will be limited access to reproductive health care History and research suggest that this ruling will have a negative impact on college access, graduation rates and employment growth; and people of color and people with limited incomes will be the most negatively affected. “
The president added, “We will continue to provide reproductive health care on our campuses, located in states where it is possible. We will also work to inform students the best way to access the full range of reproductive health care. However, we want to make it clear that we do not believe that. The rights of Americans should be limited by geography. We call on all of us to speak out and actively participate in our democracy. As Coreta Scott King puts it, “Struggle is an endless process. ‘
The signing presidents are Sean Leah Baylock of Bernard College, Elizabeth H. Bradley of Vasar College, Kimberly Cassidy of Bryan Mauree College, Paula A. Johnson of Wellesley College, Kathleen McCartney of Smith College and Sonia Stephen of Mount Hollick College.