December 10, 2021

SCOTUS SB8 Decision Continues To Deprive Pregnant People of Constitutional Right


Contact: Pablo Willis,   

Washington, DC — Today, President of the American Constitution Society Russ Feingold released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision on Texas’s abortion ban (SB8).  

What’s been tragically true for over three months remains true today, pregnant people in Texas do not have access to their constitutional right to abortion. The Supreme Court has taken the minimal step of allowing abortion providers to continue their lawsuit against this horrific Texas scheme. While we are relieved that some lawsuits may proceed, every day the judiciary fails to uphold well-established constitutional rights compounds the harm to pregnant people, to the legitimacy of our judiciary, and to the credibility of the Supreme Court.

Today’s decision fails to alleviate concerns that this conservative supermajority is intent on eroding our most fundamental constitutional rights. If this country is to preserve constitutional rights and the guardrails of democracy, the Supreme Court must be urgently reformed.”




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