Resource: Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

By: Center for Reproductive Rights

December 1, 2021

On December 1, 2021, the Center for Reproductive Rights argued at the U.S. Supreme Court to defend the right to abortion, a right recognized in the landmark Roe v. Wade decision in 1973. In the case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the Supreme Court heard Mississippi’s appeal of a lower court ruling that struck down as unconstitutional the state’s law banning abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy.