We share the grief and mourning around the Grand Jury verdicts announced in the murder of Breonna Taylor in Kentucky. We vow to continue our work as maternal health researchers, advocates and healthcare providers to understand how intersecting injustices impact the health and well-being of childbearing people. Safety, security, and freedom are core tenets of reproductive justice. Ms. Taylor was shot to death in her own home, in her own bed -- dreaming of the life she was building for herself. We are not safe, till everyone is safe. We are not free, till every human is free.
We mourn for Breonna Taylor and all the Black and Indigenous people who have lost their life at the hands of the injustices and brutality perpetuated by white supremacy culture.