Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson spoke to Illinois Public Media about how the recent Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade could limit trans people’s access to healthcare – particularly reproductive healthcare – in the future.
Even if a trans man needs to receive an abortion in order to survive a pregnancy, Wilson said states may still decline their request.
In light of the recent SCOTUS ruling, Wilson said states could also begin regulating trans people’s bodily autonomy through legislation.
“I think what it really means is that trans people – to the extent that they are trying to avail themselves of surgery or hormones – that those medical processes can be regulated just like abortion can be regulated by the states,” Wilson said.
Although Wilson said anti-transgender legislation and abortion bans probably won’t come to Illinois, she said trans people in neighboring states might be at risk.
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