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June 24, 2022

Earthjustice Statement on Dobbs Decision

The Supreme Court eliminates a 50-year old constitutional right that safeguards legal abortions in devastating Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision

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Lauren Wollack, Earthjustice, (202) 285-5809, Lwollack@earthjustice.org

Washington, D.C.

Today, The Supreme Court took the devastating step of overruling Roe v. Wade and erasing the bedrock constitutional right to a legal and safe abortion that the decision recognized fifty years ago.

As the largest public interest environmental legal organization in this country that works in and on the courts to ensure that our laws work for people, Earthjustice is committed to working alongside partners and allies alongside the progressive movement in their efforts to protect our rights and bring justice to people across this country.

“Today’s decision marks a dark turn for this country: both eviscerating 50 years of settled legal right to an abortion and cementing this Supreme Court’s conservative supermajority’s intention to advance an ideological agenda at the expense of legal precedent,” said Earthjustice President Abigail Dillen. “This decision will have dangerous consequences for people seeking abortions, especially Black, Brown, and low-income people, and this overreach squarely brings into question the legitimacy of our highest Court. Earthjustice not only fights in our courts but for them too. We will fight alongside our partners across the movement to galvanize the political will for action to protect people and our planet. Everyone in this country should be deeply concerned about the direction this Court is taking us.”

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