Since the US Supreme Court issued its decision over-turning Roe v. Wade in the Dobbs decision and eliminating what had been declared to be a constitutional right of privacy, adoption law attorneys have been getting many phone calls and emails about its effect on family planning and family formation issues. While many believe this is just an abortion issue, it is actually more complicated than that. These are some of the questions that many members of the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys are continuing to receive:
- What is my ability to obtain an abortion, how early in the pregnancy, and will this have any effect on the abortion pills that are available?
- If I am in a state that is banning abortions, can I still get the abortion pill in the mail?
- Do I still have a constitutional right to travel from my state to another state where abortion is permitted, and if I do, will anybody get in trouble?
- Can one state’s laws control what can or cannot take place in another state?
- Should I be concerned about my ability to continue to obtain contraception?
- I am planning to marry my same sex partner. Will I still be able to do so?
- If the constitutional right to same sex marriage is over-ruled, can my marriage to my same sex partner be voided?
These are just some of the issues and questions that have arisen. We urge anyone with these questions to consult with an attorney experienced in these areas of the law. For a consultation with Don Cofsky,