Forn Sidr of America, June 24, 2022 We are aggrieved by the recent decision by the Supreme Court of the United States to revoke the rights of millions of Americans to safety and privacy in their medical care.
Forn Sidr is a religious identity that fundamentally upholds the right of every person to self-determination over their fate, and this theme is consistent throughout our sagas and in the tradition of the Allthing. The United States is also a land whose First Nations have a long history of governance by assembly. The founders of our current “great experiment” drew inspiration from the successes of these cultures to structure our democracy.
By overturning its ruling on Roe v Wade, which established rights to medical freedom and privacy in legal precedent, the US Supreme Court has violated the human and religious rights of American Heathens- but it also the violated the fragile trust that exists between the American people and their highest court to govern according to the will of the People.
These are tumultuous times when the faith that we put in our democracy may waver, but the United States is a young country and its people are resilient and stubborn in the face of oppression. Forn Sidr of America will continue to advocate for the rights of Heathens and all Americans to dignity, privacy, and bodily autonomy. We grieve together and we will find strength in each other until this miscarriage of justice is corrected.