Statement on Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade

Sep 13, 2019

The Impact on Women's Health

As an esteemed leader in the field of Occupational Medicine, Muir Diablo Occupational Medicine aims to provide comprehensive health services while addressing relevant social and legislative issues. We express our deep concern over the recent Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, a landmark case that has shaped the landscape of reproductive rights in the United States.

Understanding Roe v. Wade

Roe v. Wade was a pivotal Supreme Court decision in 1973 that legalized abortion nationwide. The ruling recognized a woman's constitutional right to make decisions regarding her own body, safeguarding her privacy and reproductive freedom.

The Importance of Reproductive Rights

Reproductive rights are a fundamental aspect of women's healthcare. They encompass the ability to access safe and legal abortion services, contraception, and comprehensive reproductive healthcare. The landmark ruling of Roe v. Wade has been instrumental in preserving these rights for several decades, ensuring that women have control over their reproductive choices.

The Repeal and Its Harsh Consequences

The Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade undoubtedly poses a serious threat to women's health and autonomy. Access to safe and legal abortion services will be significantly curtailed, potentially forcing women to seek unsafe alternatives. This could lead to a rise in maternal mortality rates and risky procedures performed in unregulated environments.

Ensuring Comprehensive Women's Healthcare

At Muir Diablo Occupational Medicine, we firmly believe that comprehensive healthcare services include the provision of safe and legal reproductive healthcare options. We understand the crucial role that access to reproductive care plays in overall women's health and wellbeing. We stand united with individuals and organizations advocating for the protection and restoration of reproductive rights.

Supporting Women Through Change

As we navigate the changing landscape of reproductive rights, we are committed to providing unwavering support to women in our community. Our dedicated team of healthcare professionals is here to offer compassionate care, medical guidance, and resources to help individuals make informed decisions about their reproductive health.

Advocacy for Legislative Reform

Muir Diablo Occupational Medicine actively participates in initiatives advocating for legislative reform that promotes women's health and protects their reproductive rights. We collaborate with like-minded organizations and engage in educational outreach programs to raise awareness about the importance of accessible reproductive healthcare.


As an organization, we remain deeply committed to upholding the dignity, autonomy, and wellbeing of all individuals, regardless of their gender or background. The recent decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is a significant setback for reproductive justice, and we stand firm in our dedication to supporting women's health in all aspects. Together, we can work towards a future that safeguards reproductive rights and ensures equitable access to comprehensive healthcare.

Jim Hoelzel
This decision has far-reaching consequences for women's health. 😞🚫
Oct 5, 2023