The Aftermath of Dobbs: State Attorneys General and the Fight for Abortion Access

The Aftermath of Dobbs: State Attorneys General and the Fight for Abortion Access

Session Type(s): Featured Panel

Recently, a draft opinion of the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization leaked and showed a Supreme Court prepared to overturn Roe v. Wade. Currently, thirteen states have trigger laws that would automatically ban abortion if Roe were to be overturned. As the Supreme Court has forecasted that abortion rights will largely become an issue subject to individual state jurisdiction, statewide officials, particularly attorneys general, will have an outsized role in the legal landscape surrounding reproductive rights and abortion access. This panel will feature Democratic attorneys general and candidates who will speak to actions they have taken, or plan to take, to protect abortion access rights.