It’s been a full and fruitful year! Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health presented the most comprehensive oral argument the U.S. Supreme Court has heard on abortion—covering a spectrum of abortion issues, including stare decisis, the undue burden standard’s viability line, women’s social reliance upon abortion, the distorted legal history of abortion, federalism, and the impact of safe haven laws. This case is primed to overrule Roe v. Wade and nearly fifty years of a federal constitutional travesty that manufactured a woman’s right to abort her unborn child. Instead of speaking in vague terms, today we will break down each of the Supreme Court Justice’s arguments and questions presented on December 1st.
We are joined today by Carolyn McDonnell, Americans United for Life Staff Counsel. Carolyn focuses on amicus briefs, federal legislative affairs, and international advocacy for the human right to life. Carolyn recently joined our team and we are excited to kick off the New Year reflecting on lessons from 2021 and casting a vision for the future.