In this piece for Alliance for Justice, the Center’s Alex Wilson, staff attorney, discusses the importance of state courts and constitutions after the U.S. Supreme Court removed federal protections for abortion rights.
“In the face of this public health crisis and affront to personal autonomy, state courts have the power to secure the critical right to determine for oneself whether to continue a pregnancy. Many state constitutions already offer stronger and expanded legal grounds for protecting abortion rights — and can also shield access to abortion in highly restrictive parts of the country,” says Wilson. “Now, state courts matter more than ever in recognizing that bodily integrity, privacy, equal protection, and other core individual rights must include the right to end or continue a pregnancy. We all need to keep our focus on whether they get it right — and what’s at stake if they don’t,” he adds.
Read the article here:
“The Abortion Rights Fights Still Playing Out In State Courts,” Alliance for Justice, 11.17.22