Professor Marc Spindelman authors op-ed in The American Project
An expert in the area of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights, Professor Marc Spindelman recently authored an op-ed in The American Project titled, "Mississippi’s Originalism."
"The Mississippi abortion case presently before the Supreme Court, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, is already famous for threatening abortion rights and women’s equality. But the way Mississippi makes its anti-abortion arguments in Dobbs intensifies the dizzyingly high stakes. Mississippi’s attack on abortion includes a broadside on the general constitutional right to privacy that’s long underwritten not only abortion but also other sexual freedoms, from contraception to sexual intimacy itself. If Dobbs shrinks or eliminates abortion protections as Mississippi wants, will it end other constitutional privacy rights, too? How might such a decision, or even a step in that direction, galvanize progressive efforts urging a national reckoning with the Supreme Court’s powers?"