On May 2, 2022, a draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization by Justice Samuel Alito leaked, showing that the Supreme Court’s conservative majority is planning to overturn people’s constitutional right to an abortion as established in Roe v. Wade and affirmed in Planned Parenthood v. Casey
The draft decision not only attacks people’s reproductive freedom, but also opens the door for the Supreme Court to overturn other important decisions. Alito even mentions Griswold v. Connecticut, which established the constitutional right to access to birth control; Obergefell v. Hodges, which established the constitutional right to marriage equality; and Lawrence v. Texas, which established the constitutional right to consensual same-sex relationships. Each of these decisions are on the line if the Supreme Court overturns Roe.
Make no mistake: This is the result of Republicans’ decades-long fight to install hyper-partisan judges on every level of our courts.
The decision is not final, and Roe remains the law of the land, but the time to act is now.
Lawmakers must take extraordinary steps to correct the Supreme Court’s increasingly lawless and hyper-partisan conservative majority to protect people’s constitutional right to abortion, marriage equality, access to birth control, and interracial marriage. They must end the filibuster, take back our courts by filling every vacancy by 2023, and expand the Supreme Court.
- Call your Senators at (202) 224-3121 and tell them to fill every vacancy, expand the court, and abolish the filibuster!
- Donate to your local abortion fund. Abortion funds will be the first line of defense if Roe is overturned. Find your local abortion fund here.
- Share our campaign with your friends and family.
- Spread the word on social media using the hashtags #BansOffOurBodies and #CourtsMatter.
- State courts will soon become ground zero in the fight for reproductive freedom. Pledge to be a state courts voter.
Call your Senators today at 202-224-3121 and tell them Congress must step in to stop a lawless court from stripping away our rights.
My name is [name], and I’m a constituent from [city], calling to ask you to fill every judicial vacancy, support expanding the Supreme Court, and move to abolish the filibuster! The lawless and hyper-partisan conservative majority is stripping away our rights, starting with overturning Roe v. Wade. Roe isn’t the first and it won’t be the last. If Roe is overturned, it opens the door for the Supreme Court to overturn other important decisions. Congress must step in to protect the constitutional rights of all people.