The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to soon rule on the consequential abortion rights case challenging a Mississippi abortion ban enacted in direct defiance of Roe v. Wade. In the case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization—brought by the Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners—Mississippi has asked the Court to overturn Roe—and nearly 50 years of precedent—and rule there is no constitutional right to abortion.
The Center’s client in the case, Jackson Women’s Health Organization, is the only remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi—a state with more than 600,000 women of reproductive age and numerous laws that impede abortion access. Jackson Women’s Health Organization also serves people seeking care from other states, including Texas, which has banned abortion after six weeks of pregnancy.
In this brief video, staff members at Jackson Women’s Health Organization discuss working at the clinic and their challenges to provide care in a hostile state: