No. 19-1392.

142 S.Ct. 2228 (2022)

Thomas E. DOBBS, State Health Officer of the Mississippi Department of Health, et al., Petitioners v. JACKSON WOMEN'S HEALTH ORGANIZATION, et al.

Supreme Court of United States.

Decided June 24, 2022.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Lynn Fitch , Attorney General, Whitney H. Lipscomb , Deputy Attorney General, Scott G. Stewart , Solicitor General, Counsel of Record, Justin L. Matheny , Deputy Solicitor General, Wilson Minor , Special Assistant Attorney General, Mississippi Attorney General's Office, Jackson, MS, for Petitioners.

Jeffrey L. Fisher , O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Menlo Park, CA, Anton Metlitsky , O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Claudia Hammerman , Alexia D. Korberg , Aaron S. Delaney , Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP, Julie Rikelman , Hillary Schneller , Jenny Ma , Jiaman (Alice) Wang , Shayna Medley , Center for Reproductive Rights, New York, NY, Robert B. McDuff , Mississippi Center for Justice, Jackson, MS, for Respondents.

Scott G. Stewart , Solicitor General, Jackson, MS, for Petitioners.

Julie Rikelman , New York, NY, for Respondents.

Elizabeth B. Prelogar , Solicitor General, for the United States as amicus curiae, by special leave of the Court, supporting Respondents.

Abortion presents a profound moral issue on which Americans hold sharply conflicting views. Some believe fervently that a human person comes into being at conception and that abortion ends an innocent life. Others feel just as strongly that any regulation of abortion invades a woman's right to control...


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