WLALA proudly stands in solidarity with its sister bars and other legal organizations in its heightened commitment to work together to protect the reproductive rights of all. 

“With sorrow—for this Court, but more, for the many millions of American women who have today lost a fundamental constitutional protection—we dissent.”
                                            - Justices Sotomayor, Kagan, Breyer

Abortion care, like all reproductive healthcare, should be legal, safe, and accessible. We cannot know the circumstances each person faces in making medical decisions relating to their pregnancy, but we do know that such decisions are often deeply personal and complex.

The Dobbs decision, in overruling Roe v. Wade and fifty years of legal precedent, will severely curtail or eliminate in many parts of the United States a person’s freedom to make informed medical decisions about their pregnancy. 

We do not accept this result for our society.

Instead, we envision a society in which personal liberties are protected from unwarranted government interference and we collectively respect each individual’s decision regarding parenthood—regardless of whether the decision results in giving birth, adoption, abortion, or choosing to not have children.

In solidarity with our sister bar organizations, we reaffirm our commitment to protecting reproductive freedom and personal liberties for everyone.

Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance
Beverly Hills Bar Association
Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles 
California Women Lawyers 
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles 
Latina Lawyers Bar Association 
Marin County Women Lawyers 
Mexican American Bar Association
Orange County Women Lawyers Association 
Queen’s Bench Bar 
Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles 
The mission of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (“WLALA”) is to promote the full participation in the legal profession of women lawyers and judges from diverse perspectives and racial and ethnic backgrounds, maintain the integrity of our legal system by advocating principles of fairness and equality, and improve the status of women by supporting their exercise of equal rights, equal representation, and reproductive choice.