On Friday, June 24th, the US Supreme Court made a decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pa. v. Casey, the landmark cases that provided, among many other things, the right to abortion and health privacy.
Because we link those in need of legal help to the appropriate representation, we are expecting an influx of unique visitors to Avvo.com – specifically people searching for answers to their questions and attorneys preparing to guide prospective clients through the legal process.
Here’s how to get involved:
- Civil Rights Landing Page — share your expertise on what the new ruling means for the nation
- Civil Rights Q&A and Abortion Q&A — answer prospective clients’ questions about reproductive health issues, overall health privacy, and the law (related: Medical Malpractice Q&A)
- Login to your account —update your attorney profile to show areas of practice that reflect civil, reproductive, and health issue rights
- Engage with prospective clients by contributing to our sister site, Lawyers.com — visitors regularly post on the Ask a Lawyer feature and read the Understand Your Issue page
Further resources and articles about the issue:
- The Washington Post article: Abortion is now banned in these states. Others will follow. (updated June 26, 2022)
- The syllabus via the Supreme Court’s site that states: “Held: The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives.”
- “The fall of Roe v. Wade shifted the battleground over abortion to courthouses around the country Monday, as one side sought quickly to put statewide bans into effect and the other tried to stop or at least delay such measures.” (via AP: Supreme Court’s abortion ruling sets off new court fights)
- “Liberal district attorneys in Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Michigan, Tennessee, and Wisconsin have also said they won’t prosecute abortions, Pew reported.” (via Insider: Liberal District Attorneys in Red States Say They Won’t Enforce Abortion Bans)
- “Reuters on Friday asked more than 30 U.S. law firms, including the 20 largest by total number of lawyers, for comments on the Dobbs ruling and whether they would cover travel costs for employees seeking an abortion.” (via Reuters: Large US law firms mostly quiet on abortion ruling, are walking a ‘tightrope’)
- For potential clients, our sister site, Nolo, has two critical articles: Can You Go to Jail for an Abortion or a Miscarriage? and What Will Happen If Roe v. Wade Is Overturned?