Foreshadowing the Reversal of Roe v. Wade: The United States Supreme Court and Cases Impacting Women’s Health
This summer, the Supreme Court handed down decisions on June Medical Services LLC v. Russo and Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania. Both of these cases addressed accessibility to women’s reproductive health within an increasingly conservative court. Although June Medical’s outcome was not as destructive as pro-choice advocates projected, Little Sisters indicated that June Medical may be the exception to SCOTUS’s favorable holdings on women’s health, not the rule. With a newly solidified 6-3 conservative majority following the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett, the Court is likely positioning itself to battle abortion rights in its next session.