September 7, 2022
Ms. Magazine: Abortion Rights Could Hang in the Balance in State Judge Races This November
ACS Executive Vice President Zinelle October penned an op-ed in Ms. Magazine on the impact of the outcome from the state judicial races on reproductive freedom in the upcoming election, and the critical role state courts play in protecting reproductive rights in a post-Dobbs landscape. October explains:
"Even when an injunction by a lower court is subsequently overturned, it can still enable some patients to access abortion care in the interim. A 24-hour injunction can be enough for a clinic to re-open temporarily, and for at least some patients to access the healthcare they need. We saw this in several states in the immediate wake of the Dobbs decision. This is how critical it is that we have state court judges who believe in vindicating our fundamental rights."