Abortion Constitutionality Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization

Oral Arguments in Dobbs

Yesterday (December 1, 2021), the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Dobbs involves the constitutionality of Mississippi’s Gestational Age Act, which prohibits most abortions after 15 weeks.

Dobbs affords the Court yet another opportunity to jettison Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.

Most observers thought the arguments went well for Mississippi. Here is a link to a good analysis of the oral arguments.

Pro-lifers are cautiously optimistic. A decision is expected by late June 2022.

Richard Myers

Richard S. Myers, the Vice-President of UFL, is Professor of Law at Ave Maria School of Law, where he teaches Antitrust, Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law, and Religious Freedom. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Kenyon College and earned his law degree at Notre Dame, where he won the law school's highest academic prize. He began his legal career by clerking for Judge John F. Kilkenny of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Professor Myers also worked for Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue in Washington, D.C. He taught at Case Western Reserve University School of Law and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law before joining the Ave Maria faculty. He is a co-editor of St. Thomas Aquinas and the Natural Law Tradition: Contemporary Perspectives (Catholic University of American Press, 2004) and a co-editor of Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy (Scarecrow Press, 2007). He has also published extensively on constitutional law in law reviews and also testified before Congressional and state legislative hearings on life issues. Married to Mollie Murphy, who is also on the faculty at Ave Maria School of Law, they are the proud parents of six children - Michael, Patrick, Clare, Kathleen, Matthew, and Andrew.