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Rode vs Wade Commentary - 06-26-2022

3 Jul 2022 3:49 PM | Dodi Ellis (Administrator)

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Deaf Indian Woman: Today is a sad day. 

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Deaf Indian Woman: We are now going back to the Dark ages! We are shocked and devastated by the Supreme Court decision about abortion and its impact on women all over the country. The consequences are unimaginable. We all have the right to choose what is right for ourselves.

Deaf Indian Woman: I am Kavita Pipalia, President of California Association of the Deaf.

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Deaf Indian Woman:  As the representative of Deaf communities throughout California, I want to express our concern of how that one decision will create a domino effect within our Deaf communities.

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Deaf Indian Woman: This unprecedented judicial move also threatens any of our protected rights including Marriage Equality, Brown vs. Board of Education, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Our Deaf community was impacted directly and indirectly by the overturning of Roe vs. Wade, especially  women, LGBTIQQ++, and black and brown people. This is a deliberate act of patriarchal white supremacy trying to remove all protections of human rights. It is about power and control.

This is not an acceptable American way of life. It is a critical time for Deaf people from different walks of life to unite and vote for all Democratic candidates who support protecting our basic human rights in November. United we can make a difference. 

Meantime, please check in your Deaf colleagues, friends, and family to make sure they are ok.

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