On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. Authored by Justice Alito, the decision held that the Constitution does not grant a right to abortion (5-4), overturning the landmark decisions in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey. In the absence of a federal constitutional right to abortion, abortion procedures and medication will be governed only by the laws of each state.
This alert outlines the status of abortion access across the United States. In Part I of this alert, we assess the role that businesses will play in this changing legal environment, the risks they may face, and some of the steps they can take to protect access to and the privacy of individuals seeking reproductive health care in America.
To read the full alert, click here.