Lawyer defending Roe bets on precedent to save abortion rights
9 mins | Nov 28, 2021
It’s the most consequential case in the US for decades. The fate of Roe v. Wade, a landmark ruling establishing a constitutional right to abortion, rests on the shoulders of Julie Rikelman. If it were to be overturned, much of the American legal landscape and lived experiences of millions could change overnight. David Yaffe-Bellany examines Rikelman’s previous cases as she prepares to defend abortion rights before the Supreme Court.