Senator Hawley to Monitor SCOTUS Arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

This morning, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) will listen to oral arguments before the Supreme Court in the case of Dobbs. V. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which will begin at 10:00AM EST. Senator Hawley will have further announcements as the arguments develop.

In July 2021, Senator Hawley led  an amicus brief, along with Senators Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas), urging the Court to use this opportunity to overrule Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey.

The senators wrote, “This status quo is untenable. Where a legal doctrine has repeatedly failed to offer clarity—where it has proved unworkable in the past and will likely engender unpredictable consequences in the future—its existence constitutes an open invitation to judges to interpret it according to their own policy preferences, usurping the constitutional prerogatives of the legislature. Roe and Casey should be overruled, and the question of abortion legislation should be returned to the states.”

Full text of the amicus brief can be found  here.