On the Docket: How the Courts Shape Our Health


The power of the judiciary to influence health made recent headlines when the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade and Alabama’s top court ruled that embryos created through in vitro fertilization should be considered children. Upcoming state and federal cases related to health could further alter the landscape for abortion, and reshape the nation’s approach to gun rights, transgender care, environmental regulations, FDA authority, and the power of federal agencies to interpret the law. Whatever the outcomes, their rulings will likely reverberate across society for decades.

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