Tag: Mississippi

Reaction to POLITICO Reporting on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

Statement from Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights: “We don’t know if the document as reported by Politico is legitimate, and we don’t know if it represents the views of a majority of the Supreme Court. What we do know is that if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade it […]

Statement: Reaction to Politico Reporting on the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Case

Statement from Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights: “We don’t know if the document as reported by Politico is legitimate, and we don’t know if it represents the views of a majority of the Supreme Court. What we do know is that if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade it […]

At Supreme Court, Center Attorney Defends Precedent, Roe, the Right to Liberty, and More

“Allowing a state to take control of a woman’s body . . . is a fundamental deprivation of her liberty.”—Julie Rikelman, Center for Reproductive Rights

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Pivotal Abortion Rights Case

12.1.21 (PRESS RELEASE) – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization—a case that will decide the fate of abortion rights in the U.S. In the case, the state of Mississippi is asking the Court to overturn Roe v. Wade and allow states to ban abortion entirely. Abortion providers traveled from as far as Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi to rally outside the court alongside thousands of advocates with […]

Today! U.S. Supreme Court Hears Center’s Case Defending the Right to Abortion

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.

Abortion and Liberty Rights: Spotlight on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health

If the Supreme Court weakens the right to abortion, it will also undermine precedent that protects a broad range of liberty rights.

U.S. Solicitor General Amicus Brief in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health

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 […]

State Legislators Amicus Brief in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health

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 […]

State Attorneys General Amicus Brief in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health

Amici are 22 states, the District of Columbia, and the Attorney General of North Carolina. The brief argues that Mississippi’s ban on pre-viability abortions is unconstitutional and that there is no basis for the Court to overturn its well-settled precedent. Amici States argue that the constitutional rule that States may not ban abortions before the […]

Former Judges, Department of Justice Officials, and Current and Former Law Enforcement Amicus Brief in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health

Amici are current and former prosecutors and law enforcement officials, and former state attorneys general, federal judges, U.S. Attorneys, and U.S. Department of Justice officials. Amici argue that upholding Mississippi’s ban would eviscerate the constitutional right to abortion and open the door to the criminalization of healthcare providers and people who seek abortions. The brief […]