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