On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey – decisions that had been the law of the land for decades. Why? Because the conservative justices believe that politicians and not pregnant people have the right to determine whether a pregnancy is carried to term.
Dobbs is a painfully patriarchal decision. And it is not the end. Justice Thomas’s concurrence clearly trained the crosshairs on Griswold (contraception), Lawrence (fundamental LGBTQI+ equality), and Obergefell (marriage equality). This is exactly the kind of analysis champions like Justice Ginsburg spent their entire careers opposing, undermining, and eventually overcoming.
We have a duty — to justice, to the Constitution, and to each other — to fight back! We must take action to take back our courts by filling every lower courts vacancy by 2023, expanding the Supreme Court, and passing the Women’s Health Protection Act. Learn More