Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

The Impact of Dobbs: Protecting Access in a Post-Roe Era

September 2022 Bar Bulletin

By Bridgette Jackson, Esq.

On June 24, 2022, in a 6-3 ruling, the United States Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade and its progeny, which provided almost 50 years of precedent. In Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the Supreme Court held that the Constitution does not provide a right to abortion care and upheld Mississippi’s 15-week pre-
viability abortion ban.

As expected, many states wasted no time moving to enforce bans to prohibit abortion access. The situation is rapidly evolving, but already abortion is unavailable in more than ten states.

It is likely that half the states across the country will...

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