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Following the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs, access to reproductive healthcare and the right to abortion have been severely restricted across the United States. Indeed, within days of the decision, multiple states implemented trigger laws criminalizing abortion (in some cases without exceptions for instances of rape or incest) to the detriment of millions women across the country. This infringement on a woman's right to choose her own healthcare needs has profoundly impacted women living in conservative-led states, particularly minorities and those in the American South.

This post was originally published on the Cardozo Journal of Equal Rights and Social Justice website on March 13, 2023. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.

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