Tag Archives: US Supreme Court

What Should Public Health and Health Department Professionals Do in Preparation for Roe v. Wade Falling?

In the same way that health departments respond to other threats to public health, they should prepare to mitigate the public health harms we expect to be caused by these policy changes. In November 2021, along with colleagues, we authored a report (ahead of print) in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice (see the full article now available

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On Centering Reproductive Health and Access in the Public Health Agenda

The Healthiest Goldfish with Sandro Galea

Thoughts on the possible overturn of Roe v. Wade and public health’s responsibilities in this moment. This post originally appeared on The Healthiest Goldfish with Sandro Galea and is republished here with permission from the author. Learn more at SandroGalea.org. A few days ago, Politico obtained a draft majority opinion written by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito. If the draft becomes the Court’s final opinion,

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Federal Court in Pennsylvania Finds Governor’s COVID-19 Restrictions Unconstitutional

by Tina Batra Hershey, JD, MPH, and Elizabeth Van Nostrand, JD In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, states and local governments issued sweeping orders to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. While these orders have been credited with saving lives,[1] they have also had a profound impact on the economy. Numerous legal challenges have been filed with respect to

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