May 3, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC – Politico reports that the Supreme Court of the U.S. is set to overturn Roe v. Wade, a disastrous decision that would upend the lives of women of color across the country. CASA Executive Director Gustavo Torres issued the following statement in response.

“The story here isn’t how the leak happened but just how this SCOTUS decision will threaten women’s lives. Eliminating Roe v. Wade compounds the impact of poverty and racism. Denial of reproductive healthcare access for poor, Black and brown women dooms communities to deeper poverty, abusive relationships, and dire health outcomes. Trump appointees to the Supreme Court are poised to carry out the commitment promised by a sexually abusive, morally corrupt president. This is a war. A war on women but even more so a war on poor, Black and brown women. Our sisters – moms, luchadoras, freedom fighters all – are the center of our struggle for liberation. This attack on reproductive health is an attack against us all and we will fight back today in the streets and in November at the ballot box.”


With over 122,000 lifetime Latino, immigrant, and working-class members across 46 US states, CASA is the foremost immigrant organization in the mid-Atlantic region and a national leader in supporting immigrant families and ensuring that all individuals have the core support necessary for full participation in society. Now a national immigrant powerhouse, CASA creates change with its powerbuilding model blending human services, community organizing, and advocacy in order to serve the full spectrum of the needs, dreams, and aspirations of members. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter at @CASAforall.