J WHO v. Dobbs: May 2021 Announcement
If you care about abortion access and value bodily autonomy, you should be concerned that Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) granted certiorari (agreed to hear arguments) in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization (“J WHO”). J WHO involves a constitutional challenge to Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban. Lower courts have enjoined the law from taking effect, which means that the one abortion clinic in Mississippi can still provide abortions after 15 weeks’ gestation. For now. SCOTUS specifically agreed to hear arguments on this question: “whether all pre-viability prohibitions on elective abortions are unconstitutional.” That question, dear friends, has been answered with a resounding YES since 1973 (Roe v. Wade) and reaffirmed in 1992 (Planned Parenthood v. Casey).
A Little Background
What Does This All Mean?
What Does This Mean For Rhode Island?
What YOU Can Do
In addition, The Womxn Project Board of Directors will announce it’s national and additional state involvement in a range of actions, support, and research that will be done working up to the actual hearing next season.