On Friday, the Supreme Court handed down its (expected but nonetheless gutting) decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, ruling that abortion is not a constitutionally protected right. The decision overturns both Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the two Supreme Court decisions that established and upheld Americans’ legal right to abortion. The decision paints a bleak picture of the future of reproductive freedom in this country and, by all indications, places other constitutional rights, including contraception and same-sex marriage, in peril. Here’s how politicians, writers, and activists are reacting to the news.
This post has been updated.