Abortion in America in the post-Dobbs world

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2022 overturning of Roe v. Wade sparked dramatic shifts in the abortion landscape in the United States — but even more significant changes may lie ahead, legal scholar Mary Ziegler, JD, told listeners at Learn Serve Lead 2023: The AAMC Annual Meeting on Monday, Nov. 6.

Those changes cut to the core of the nature of democracy in America, said Ziegler, a professor of law at the University of California Davis and one of the world’s leading experts on reproductive rights.

“If you think about what comes next after Dobbs, it’s not just a struggle about how patients relate to their bodies and their health care. It’s also about how we relate to the body politic,” as courts and legislatures across the country grapple with the legal and political implications of the landmark decision, she said. “[This] will be in some ways a fight over what kind of democracy we have.”…”

By Molly
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