Supreme Court Hears Challenge to Mississippi Abortion Ban

For Immediate Release: December 1, 2021
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Today, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization (JWHO), a challenge to Mississippi’s abortion ban that threatens to dismantle Roe v. Wade. This is the most consequential abortion rights cases in generations, as it is the first time in 50 years the Court has agreed to hear a case on the constitutionality of a pre-viability abortion ban.

Statement from Talcott Camp, JD, NAF’s Chief Legal & Strategy Officer:

“This is a critical moment. The state of Mississippi explicitly asked the Supreme Court to use this case to overturn Roe. If the Court took up that invitation, over half the states could ban abortion and millions of people—largely in the South and Midwest—would lose access to essential abortion care. People already living with unacceptable health care disparities—especially low-income people and people of color—would suffer disproportionate harm. People need and deserve access to medical care, including abortion care, no matter where they live, and no matter their income.

No matter what direction the Court takes, NAF will stand with our members and the patients they serve.”

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