Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and Its Implications for Reproductive, Civil, and Disability Rights

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Our civil rights are woven together — and when one thread is pulled, other rights can unravel. The Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization could threaten not only our abortion rights, but many other civil rights as well. As a ruling in this case approaches, it is critical that we understand what is at stake for our community. ASAN has joined with other disability rights organizations to release a legal memo explaining how the Supreme Court is poised to threaten many of the rights that the disability community, as well as many other marginalized communities, have fought for for decades.

The draft decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturns Roe v. Wade. It also attacks our fundamental right to privacy, disregards precedent, and drastically narrows the scope of rights protected by the Fourteenth Amendment. In doing so, the decision threatens our personal rights surrounding marriage, intimacy, sterilization, medical care, housing, speech, and more. Our legal memo explains the potential devastating consequences of this Supreme Court decision, and how this fallout would disproportionately harm disabled people, LGBTQ+ people, and people of color.

You can download and read the legal memo here.

ASAN is joined by AAPD, AWNN, Be A Hero, DREDF, and Little Lobbyists in signing onto the memo.