Idaho Falls Pride Board Statement
On the Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade
The Idaho Falls Pride board is dismayed and devastated by the US Supreme Court decision to reverse Roe v. Wade. This unprecedented decision marks a dark day for women, LGBTQ+ people, and Americans as a whole. The reproductive freedoms for women, non-binary people, and transgender folks are under siege and access to safe healthcare for Idahoans is dwindling.
In a concurring opinion, Justice Clarence Thomas said that in striking down the legal basis for abortion, every other decision using the same reasoning is now suspect and should be revisited by the Supreme Court. This threatens previous landmark decisions by the Supreme Court regarding the right to legally obtain contraception, the right to same-sex intimacy, and the right to same-sex marriage.
The rights of our entire community hang in the balance.
While this is a frightening and trying time, Idaho Falls Pride stands behind our community and will continue to do so. Please register to vote, stay vigilant, and have your voices heard.
If you are in need of resources, please reach out to any of the following:
Northwest Abortion Access Fund
Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho
Planned Parenthood Alliance Advocates West
ACLU of Idaho
Please bear in mind, many of these organizations are run on donation dollars and volunteer time, if you are able, please consider donating.
If you are struggling with this decision, please reach out and ask for help. The Idaho Crisis and Suicide Hotline is available 24/7
The NAMI HelpLine is also available at 800-950-NAMI, or text “NAMI” to 741-741.
Behavioral Health Crisis Center (Idaho Falls): (208) 522-0727
Behavioral Health Center (EIRMC, Idaho Falls): (208) 227-2100
South East Idaho Behavioral Crisis Center (Pocatello): (208) 909-5177
Portneuf Behavioral Health Services (PMC, Pocatello): (208) 239-2571
- The Idaho Falls Pride Board