The New England Journal of Medicine: We “Strongly Condemn” Dobbs (for reasons of health care)

By abolishing longstanding legal protections, the U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade serves American families poorly, putting their health, safety, finances, and futures at risk. In view of these predictable consequences, the editors of the New England Journal of Medicine strongly condemn the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision.

Dobbs Will Have “Grave Consequences”

According to health care professionals, academics, and Forbes. The American Medical Association wrote in a statement Friday it is “deeply disturbed” by the decision, which it called an “egregious allowance of government intrusion into the medical examination room,” while the California Medical Association said it “undermines decades of progress in health care for pregnant people,” adding it is a […]

Stare Decisis and The Problem Of Encouraging Lying

Are we supposed to believe that the Justices who have signed on to the draft opinion shouting that Roe was “always” “egregiously wrong” – since it was decided in 1973 (almost fifty years ago) – were truth-telling during their confirmations when they praised Roe as “important” precedent that they’d never really thought about? If so, […]

US Childbirth Safety Statistics Could (and should) Be Better

Trial lawyers focus heavily, and rightly, on fetal mortality rates. Birth-related injuries, injuries inflicted prior to birth, perinatal injuries and deaths among infants (whether SIDS, crib or otherwise) should be intolerable. What we sometimes lose sight of is the other side of that blessed event – the Mother. And on that score, studies are confirming […]