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The National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) is a non-profit association of Black health care executives founded in 1968 for the purpose of promoting the advancement and development of Black health care leaders, and elevating the quality of health care services rendered to minority and underserved communities. NAHSE’s purpose is to ensure greater participation of minority groups in the health field.

STATEMENT FROM THE

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HEALTH SERVICES EXECUTIVES

ON THE SUPREME COURT’S ROE V. WADE DECISION

We are disappointed by the Supreme Court’s decision today to overturn Roe V. Wade.  As an organization that advocates for access to quality and equitable healthcare for people of color, we are gravely concerned about the impact that this decision has on reproductive health of women of color in this country.  This decision is especially troubling because restrictions on safe and legal abortions will disproportionately affect Black women and other women of color. According to recent data from the CDC, Black women have the highest rate of abortions nationwide with 23.8 abortions per 1,000 women – White women only had a rate of 6.6 abortions. Additionally, maternal mortality rates for Black women have continued to rise, with the mortality rate for Black women in 2020 being 55.3 per 100,000 births – this is about three times higher than the mortality rate of White (19.1) and Hispanic (18.2) women. When we take away the right for women to make decisions about their health care, it sets a dangerous precedent for the civil liberties of all people. While we lament this decision, NAHSE will continue to do our part to promote equity in the health care system and elevate the quality of health care for all. 

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