Supreme Court Ruling on Roe v. Wade

Press Release

MONMOUTH, OREGON — Western Oregon acknowledges the momentous impact on many of our faculty, staff and students, with the US Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Our university remains committed to the power of liberty in the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and observes that any threat to the liberty of our community and its members is a detriment to us all, regardless of identity or ideology.

We understand that individuals will have different moral, ethical or legal responses to these recent developments. We acknowledge that across American institutions, the marketplace of ideas is perhaps most important on a university campus. Nonetheless, Western Oregon remains firm in our commitment to the freedom to chart one’s own destiny and the liberty to pursue one’s dreams.

In the state of Oregon, access to reproductive health care, including abortion, remains legal. With our state’s law unchanged, Western Oregon’s Student Health and Counseling Center will continue to offer reproductive health support and resources to our students and employees may continue to access the same support through our employee benefits program.

 

Media contact

Paula Baldwin, Interim Marketing Director
Strategic Marketing & Communication
571-292-4605 | baldwinp@wou.edu

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