Maternal Justice met with lawmakers on reproductive and childcare issues

Crowds attend a Womxn v. Protest.  Wade for 2022 on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at the Capitol.

About 50 black people representing the Detroit civil rights organization on Wednesday lobbied the Michigan legislature on issues affecting parents regarding a pending US Supreme Court opinion that could roll back abortion rights in the United States.

“Today is letting the Michigan legislature know that mothers of color, especially black mothers, need a seat at the table when these laws are enacted,” said Tish Barnes, national campaign manager at Mothering Justice.

Mothering Justice is a Detroit-based organization providing legal and health protections for black parents.

Politico released a leaked draft opinion In May, written by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, indicating that the court would likely overturn a 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade that guaranteed a woman’s right to abortion.