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Editors’ Note

Dear Readers,

Given the news about a leaked (but as yet unverified) draft of the Supreme Court's Dobbs v. Jackson decision, we wanted to reach out to give you some information about upcoming protests today. See below for details.

Additional things to keep in mind after yesterday's news:

Abortion is still legal in Louisiana. This draft hasn't been verified and even if it is legitimate, the decision could still be revised before its official release. That being said, many experts agree that revision isn't highly likely. 

The reversal of Roe v. Wade will mean that legal abortion is inaccessible in certain states (Louisiana included), but still accessible in other states. Check out this resource for more details. Thus. people with economic privilege will still be able to access abortion, but people without economic privilege, who are disproportionately of color, will be forced to carry pregnancies to term or resort to extra-legal means of ending a pregnancy. Some of these extra-legal means are relatively safe, while others are more dangerous, but all of them will come with a risk of potential criminalization. See this resource for more info on how to manage digital privacy when considering pregnancy options.

Repro activists and advocates have seen the overturning or severe gutting of Roe coming for a long time. Keep your eye out for advice, information, and opportunities to get involved from abortion funds and other reproductive rights and justice organizations, including (but not limited to):

New Orleans Abortion Fund
Center for Reproductive Rights


Kelsey Lain, School of Science and Engineering, Class of 2023
Clare Daniel, Ph.D., Newcomb Institute, Tulane University
Aliyah Daniels, ReproNews co-founder, Class of 2018


Tuesday, May 3 at 5pm. Fifth Circuit Courthouse @ Camp and Lafayette Square, New Orleans. Bring a sign #BansOffOurBodies

See all events on the Tulane Reproductive Justice Calendar. This calendar is maintained by Kelsey Lain (Tulane School of Liberal Arts ‘23), so please email her your event information at
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Students United for Reproductive Justice, Newcomb Institute, Tulane University undergraduates
Students for Sexual Health Equity, Tulane University School of Public Health
Social Workers United for Reproductive Freedom, Tulane University School of Social Work
Medical Students for Choice, Tulane University Medical School
If/When/How, Tulane University Law School
Newcomb’s reproductive rights/health/justice-related activities are supported by the Donna and Richard Esteves Fund for Reproductive Rights and Reproductive Health, the Bonnie and William Chapman Fund for Reproductive Rights and Reproductive Health, and the M.B. and Edna Zale Foundation. Read about what our Reproductive Rights and Reproductive Health Interns are up to!

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