As the future of reproductive rights grows ever more uncertain in America, Gucci has stepped up to ensure its employees will continue to have access to the care they need.
Earlier this month, a Supreme Court document alluding to the abolition of the Roe v Wade bill was leaked to the public.
For almost fifty years, Roe v Wade has ensured that women in America have had a right to abortion without interference from the government. However, the leaked document showed that nation’s most powerful judges are largely in favour of overturning it.
If and when the Supreme Court decision is made, abortion will become punishable by law in at least 20 states. However, comprehensive data collected by the WHO has proven that the act of criminalising abortions does not automatically prevent women from seeking them out.
Rather, making abortions illegal prevents women from being able to receive them safely and hygienically which can lead to serious illness or even death. You can read more about the ongoing debate over Roe v Wade and its potential fallout here.
In the midst of this great tension, Italian fashion house Gucci has provided us with a glimmer of positivity. It issued a statement expressing solidarity with women in America, saying: ‘access to reproductive health care is a fundamental human right’ and has also promised to protect its own employees.