Posted July 12th, 2022 in Top Stories with Tags Firm Statements
NJL Statement on the Supreme Court Decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health
While we applaud Judge Gilligan’s ruling that the Minnesota Constitution enshrines “a fundamental right…to access abortion care,” we believe the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health to strip people of their federal constitutionally protected right to make choices about their reproductive health is dangerous and unprecedented. It signals a politicization of the Court and further erodes trust in a judicial system that is designed to be ideologically neutral.
We at Nilan Johnson Lewis are also concerned that the rationale used to strike down Roe v. Wade will be used to strip others of their constitutionally protected rights, such as the right to privacy, contraceptive use, and same-sex marriage. As a women-owned business, Nilan Johnson Lewis believes in people’s ability to make their own health care decisions. We support efforts at the state and federal levels to restore the basic human right to get needed health care. We will financially support our employees who incur travel expenses seeking to exercise their choice.
We will make a contribution to a health care provider offering reproductive health care in support of our most at-risk populations.
Without action, many fundamental rights are at risk. We will not stand silent.
Signed, the professionals at NJL