Madeline Gomez, Hillary Schneller, and Rabbi Koffman
In December, the Supreme Court heard arguments on a Mississippi law that makes most abortions illegal after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The case is considered a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade, setting the stage for what could be the most consequential abortion rights ruling in decades. Hear about what led to the case and what its consequences are, and how abortion rights and access are fought for through legal channels across America.
Madeline Gomez is a reproductive rights and justice attorney who is currently State Policy Counsel at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Gomezhas previously served as an associate at a leading national plaintiff-side law firm, a law clerk for the Hon. Martha Craig Daughtrey, and a fellow at the Center for Reproductive Rights and the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice.
Hillary Schneller is Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Reproductive Rights and is co-lead counsel on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Her other litigation work at the Center includes cases to expand abortion access, including in Montana and Mississippi. Schneller additionally works closely with the Center’s human rights team to advance work on maternal health in the U.S.