Law Professor Helen Alvaré at the Humanum Conference at the Vatican on Nov. 18, 2014 (photo: Bohumil Petrik / CNA/EWTN News)
On Dec. 1, the U.S. Supreme Court heard what some say is the most consequential abortion case in a generation: Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The question on the minds of many is: Will this lead the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade?
Professor Helen Alvaré of George Mason University School of Law spoke in advanced of the hearing to the Register’s editor in chief, Jeanette De Melo, on Register Radio about what’s at stake in this pivotal moment.
In an amicus brief in support of the Mississippi law, Alvaré and co-authors Erika Bachiochi of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and Teresa Collett, professor at University of St. Thomas School of Law, countered the narrative put forward by the plaintiffs in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that women need abortion to succeed and achieve equality with men. More than 240 other women scholars, advocates and professionals signed the brief.
As one of a whole generation of pro-life lawyers who came of age in the wake of Roe, you have devoted much of your professional life to overturning this law. What does this moment mean to you? …