. ‘Angry Court’ Might Come After Contraception Next, Experts Warn « JO LEE MAGAZINE

Huff Post- Still reeling from the Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade, advocates for reproductive rights fear that an assault on access to birth control may be next.

When the Supreme Court released its final decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in a concurrence that the court should reconsider Griswold v. Connecticut, the 1965 landmark decision that gave married couples the right to use contraceptives.

While he stood alone in that concurrence, experts think other supporters might still lurk on the court.

“I think there are probably five votes for restricting contraception in some fashion,” said Priscilla Smith, director of the Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice at Yale Law School. “Really what it’s dependent on is the will of the states to try to ban contraception outright.”

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