Abortion Access: A Post-Roe Public Health EmergencyFact SheetReproductive Health and Equity Maternal and Child HealthPublic Health Emergency: Legal Preparedness and ResponseLegislation and Legal ChallengesHealth and Health Care
On June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization (Dobbs) that the fully overturned Roe v. Wade (Roe) and Planned Parenthood v. Casey (Casey), cases which upheld constitutional rights to abortion. In the aftermath, legal authorities to regulate and even ban abortion have shifted back largely to state (or local) governments. Profound national reactions and public health repercussions may necessitate extraordinary responses, including the potential use of federal emergency response powers. This Memo briefly outlays federal emergency declarations and powers focused on this outcome.