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Message from GSWS/FQT re: Supreme Court Decision

June 27, 2022


We are writing in response to Friday’s devastating Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade.

The GSWS Program and Center for Feminist, Queer, and Transgender Studies take seriously our role as the primary space on campus for scholarship and advocacy around the many intersecting issues brought about by this decision. For years we have partnered with faculty, staff, and student organizations around campus to support, facilitate, and create the conditions for reproductive justice for all.

While this outcome is distressing, we also know that we can draw strength from working and thinking collectively, continuing to build on a long history of feminist organizing and advocacy. To this end, we want to point you to student organizations around the university (if you don’t see your organization listed here, please let us know and we will add it).

Penn Reproductive Justice Working Group

Penn Association for Gender Equality (PAGE)

Nurses for Sexual and Reproductive Health

Penn If/When/How: Lawyering For Reproductive Justice

While many GSWS courses address reproductive justice, bodily autonomy, and sexual rights, each fall we offer an undergraduate course that specifically addressed the legal and political aspects of reproductive justice in the United States - Law and Social Policy on Sexuality and Reproduction (GSWS 1490) - taught by Carol Tracy (next offered Fall 2022).

We encourage you to use the resources of our program and center. If you have any ideas or suggestions for GSWS/FQT programming, courses, or other actions that might help support our community through this challenging time, please do not hesitate to reach out.

We reiterate:

Reproductive rights are essential.

Reproductive rights are an economic justice issue.

Reproductive rights are a racial justice issue.

Reproductive rights are a trans rights issue.

Care for the future means accessible, reliable reproductive care for all.



Student Health Service

Penn Women’s Center

LGBT Center



Local & National 

Abortion Liberation Fund of PA

Women’s Law Project

Philadelphia Women’s Center

Find an abortion provider

National Network of Abortion Funds

Queering Reproductive Justice




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