In Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the U.S. Constitution does not protect a woman’s right to decide whether or not she will carry a pregnancy to term. Instead, that decision has been given to the states, many with highly restrictive laws. What exactly were the reasons Justice Alito gave for his majority opinion? And how do those reasons stand up, when examined carefully by one of the nation’s most esteemed privacy scholars?
In this Hastings Conversation, Anita Allen, University of Pennsylvania professor of law, bioethicist, and renowned author will describe each of Alito’s arguments and then offer her own penetrating critique in a conversation with Mildred Solomon, president of The Hastings Center.