Tag: Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health
“The Court’s opinion delivers a wrecking ball to the constitutional right to abortion, destroying the protections of Roe v. Wade, and utterly disregarding the one in four women in America who make the decision to end a pregnancy. While public support for access to abortion is at an all-time high, the Court has hit a […]
“Allowing a state to take control of a woman’s body . . . is a fundamental deprivation of her liberty.”—Julie Rikelman, Center for Reproductive Rights
Don’t miss as the Center presents its case against Mississippi’s unconstitutional abortion ban and fights to defend abortion rights. Get all the details here.
If the Supreme Court weakens the right to abortion, it will also undermine precedent that protects a broad range of liberty rights.
Center President and CEO Nancy Northup headlines “An Emergency Moment: The Center Defends Abortion Rights Before the Supreme Court."
This piece in Time Magazine profiles the Center’s Julie Rikelman, head of U.S. litigation, who will appear before the Supreme Court on December 1 to present arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Rikelman, who argued and won the Center’s June Medical Services v. Russo case in 2020, this time will argue against another […]
Watch this brief video and find out what the case is all about from Jenny Ma and Hillary Schneller, two Center attorneys working on the case.
ABC News traveled to Jackson, Mississippi to see what the battle for abortion access looked like on the ground at the state’s last remaining clinic. The Center is representing the clinic, as known as the Pink House, in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case challenging a Mississippi law that bans abortion at 15 weeks […]
Amicus is the United States Solicitor General. The brief explains that Casey reaffirmed Roe’s central holding that a State may not prohibit abortion before viability. Roe and Casey were and remain correct and the Court should reject Mississippi’s attempt to upset the careful balance of the viability rule. Amicus argues that stare decisis requires adherence […]
Amici are 896 state legislators throughout the United States. The brief argues that the Mississippi ban is impermissible under the Court’s established jurisprudence. This ban would upend the already-precarious patchwork of abortion care nationwide and jeopardize access in states that protect abortion rights. Amici argue that failure by the Court to uphold rule of law […]