June 24, 2022

We stand in solidarity.

The Community Foundation of Howard County, the Horizon Foundation, and the Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County stand in solidarity with women across our community who are shocked and saddened by today’s Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. This decision denies women the right to make health care decisions about their own bodies previously deemed to be a constitutional right for the past 50 years. The decision disproportionately impacts low-income women and women of color who historically lack equal access to health care. As philanthropists who have come together to speak out against injustices and who care deeply about women’s rights, racial equity and reproductive health as part of overall maternal and child health, we strongly condemn this decision. We will work to ensure all women in Maryland are able to access a full range of reproductive health services and will continue to stand in solidarity with all who oppose this rollback of women’s rights.