It’s Here! The First Direct Challenge to ‘Roe v. Wade’

This episode is your one-stop shop to all things Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which will be argued before the Supreme Court on December 1.

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We shouldn't even be here—yet here we are. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

What’s the opposite of an advent calendar? Like, instead of opening a little gift every day leading up to a holiday, you get more bad abortion news while you anxiously wait for the Supreme Court to hear the first direct challenge to Roe v. Wade since the decision was passed down in 1973?

That’s where we’re at, folks. And as we close in on oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization on December 1, you can join hosts Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy to feel all your feelings before, during, and after the big day.

This week’s episode of Boom! Lawyered is your one-stop shop for the big case surrounding Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban. Jess and Imani explain what you need to know about this landmark case—what it actually means that this is the first direct challenge to Roe, what it means for your rights, and what we already know about the fate of abortion access in a post-Roe world.

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