History of abortion rights subject of Tulane Law's Constitution Day events

This year’s Tulane Law School Constitution Day commemoration will attempt to unpack the history of abortion rights in the United States.

Law alumna and reproductive rights expert Ellie Schilling (L ’03) will discuss “How We Got to Dobbs:  A Constitutional History of Abortion Rights” on Friday, Sept. 16 at noon in room 110 of the John Giffen Weinmann Hall, 6329 Freret St.

Schilling teaches a class for Newcomb-Tulane College on Reproductive Rights Law and has litigated (and is litigating) a number of cases on reproductive rights. She is a partner at Schonekas, Evans, McGoey & McEachin with experience in commercial and healthcare litigation, as well as in administrative law and civil rights.

The case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is the recent landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court which overturned both Roe v. Wade (1973) and Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992), saying the U.S. Constitution does not guarantee a right to abortion and giving individual states the full power to regulate any aspect of abortion not preempted by federal law.

The presentation is open to the public. The Tulane community is invited to attend.