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A historic moment for the Court

Video Series

The Division for Public Education is pleased to spotlight University of Illinois Chicago Law Professor Steven Schwinn and Boston Globe legal journalist Kimberly Atkins Stohr in a video series exploring the legal history of reproductive rights in the United States and the current cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Preserving Roe and the Rule of Law

The ABA’s Section of Civil Right and Social Justice put together an engaging panel exploring the Supreme Court, Dobbs v. Jackson Women Health Organization and Whole Woman’s Health v. Texas, and its impact on patients, providers, people’s constitutional rights, and the rule of law.

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ABA Amicus Briefs and Statements

Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

If granted, Mississippi’s request that this Court overturn Roe v. Wade would severely undermine the rule of law and gender equality, both in the legal profession and society more broadly. For forty-eight years, the right to decide to have an abortion before viability has become embedded in the fabric of our society and the understanding of women as a fundamental right that affects women in every way from economics to health to career choices and family life.


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ABA Policies on Reproductive Rights

The ABA has decades of official policy statements on reproductive rights. Click the link to see the policy statements that are most relevant to reproductive rights.

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ABA Legal Fact Check

Through our ABA Legal Fact Check, the American Bar Association will use case and statutory law and other legal precedents to separate legal fact from fiction.