Why overturning Roe v. Wade now threatens access to birth control

6/24/2022 9:10:00 PM

The dismantling of Roe v. Wade has far-reaching implications for reproductive health care and beyond.

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The dismantling of Roe v. Wade has far-reaching implications for reproductive health care and beyond.

The dismantling of Roe v. Wade has far-reaching implications for reproductive health care and beyond.

and published last month by Politico.In Justice Clarence Thomas' concurring opinion, he writes that other cases that protect the right to contraception, to same-sex marriage and to engage in private, consensual sex acts"are not at issue" in this particular decision. But he also writes that"in future cases," the court"should reconsider" the decisions in the cases that established those rights.

Now, experts say there is good reason to be concerned about what the decision will mean for access to all kinds of reproductive health care in the near future. In fact, the justices who disagreed with the majority opinion echoed this idea in their dissent.

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In Justice Clarence Thomas' concurring opinion, he writes that other cases that protect the right to contraception, to same-sex marriage and to engage in private, consensual sex acts"are not at issue" in this particular decision. But he also writes that"in future cases," the court"should reconsider" the decisions in the cases that established those rights. Now, experts say there is good reason to be concerned about what the decision will mean for access to all kinds of reproductive health care in the near future. Neither one was like, ‘Oh, how did that happen?’ Both my career and my family took effort to build and maintain,” she said, adding, “And I mean, I’m human, I have moments. In fact, the justices who disagreed with the majority opinion echoed this idea in their dissent. "No one should be confident that this majority is done with its work," they wrote.

"The right Roe . I don’t know if it’s that I’m at a point in my life, or that the world’s in a place where it is, but there are no guarantees, and I’ve lived long enough to know that the only thing we can count on is the present moment... recognized does not stand alone.” Hathaway also credited Shulman with being “the world’s greatest partner” whom she not only loves but really likes. To the contrary, the Court has linked it for decades to other settled freedoms involving bodily integrity, familial relationships, and procreation.

Most obviously, the right to terminate a pregnancy arose straight out of the right to purchase and use contraception." Right to privacy: Roe v. We’re so grateful for the work that she does. Wade and birth control “It’s a tragedy that we have such a dramatic reversal on the perspective of women’s rights in our country,” Dr. Georges C. Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association, told TODAY after the draft opinion was leaked.

With Roe v. Wade overturned, there will be a patchwork of laws that make things more dangerous and more confusing for people who need abortion care, he said. Experts who analyze or work on policy always knew this was a possibility,"but obviously reading the actual draft decision was a very different experience," Jean Bae, visiting associate professor of public health policy and management at NYU School of Global Public Health, told TODAY in May. "Being perfectly honest, I kind of got physically sick reading it," Bae said. For her, the draft opinion was"shocking" in large part because it questions the implied right to privacy that many previous court decisions — not just Roe v.

Wade — are based on. The final opinion also uses the same logic. The right to privacy is not explicitly mentioned in the constitution, Bae explained. But it's something that's been codified in decisions over and over again for the last several decades through the due process clause in the fifth and fourteenth amendments, Wendy Mariner, professor of health law, bioethics and human rights at Boston University School of Public Health, told TODAY in May. The legal framework for these cases has been"based on the idea of a zone of privacy that exists for people to essentially be free from government intervention and control in making these kinds of very personal decisions," Bae said.

Undoing Roe v. Wade and eliminating the right to abortion access opens up the door to dismantling other rights that have previously been protected under that implied right to privacy. That can include the right to same-sex marriage and interracial marriage, as well as the right to decide certain aspects of your child's education, Bae said. Access to birth control is currently protected under the same legal framework. Despite assurances in the draft opinion and final decision that the ruling's implications won’t go beyond abortion, the impact"can't be limited to abortion," Mariner said.

In fact, the legal right to access contraception via the right to privacy predates Roe v. Wade. In the 1965 landmark case Griswold v. Connecticut, the Supreme Court upheld the right of married people to use contraception, Mariner explained. And in 1972, the court extended that right to non-married people, as well, in the decision on Eisenstadt v.

Baird. "If you get rid of those two cases, there's no Roe v. Wade," Mariner said."And if there is no basis in the constitution for the right to abortion, then there's no basis for the right to use contraception." It's not clear where rights around emergency contraception may land.

These options (which include Plan B, Ella and the .