Skip to main content

Sign up for our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values. Direct to your inbox.

If you’ve been waiting for the right time to support our work—that time is now.

Our mission is simple: To inform. To inspire. To ignite change for the common good.

But without the support of our readers, this model does not work and we simply won’t survive. It’s that simple.
We must meet our Mid-Year Campaign goal but we need you now.

Please, support independent journalism today.

Join the small group of generous readers who donate, keeping Common Dreams free for millions of people each year. Without your help, we won’t survive.

For Immediate Release

Contact

Kenny Palmer, Indivisible, press@indivisible.org
Anushka Sarkar, Stand Up America, press@standupamerica.com
Colleen Roache, Demos Action, croache@demosaction.org
Colin Diersing, Demand Justice, press@demandjustice.org
M Haigh, Center for Popular Democracy, press@populardemocracy.org
Matt Lehrich, Take Back the Court, matt@letmebeclear.com
Molly Coleman, People’s Parity Project, molly@peoplesparity.org

Press Release

The Unrig the Courts Coalition’s Statement on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Oral Arguments

WASHINGTON -

The Unrig the Courts coalition released the following statement today ahead of oral arguments:

“Today’s oral arguments on Mississippi’s ban on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy is further proof that the conservative justices at the Supreme Court are more interested in promoting a far-right extremist ideology than defending the Constitution. Mississippi’s draconian abortion ban is clearly unconstitutional under the Court’s own precedent, and the fact that this case is being heard at all shows just how far off the rails the conservative justices have gone. The radical conservative supermajority installed by Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump is set on gutting Roe v. Wade and extinguishing the constitutional right to abortion.

“In addition to today’s attack on the right to an abortion, the Supreme Court has still taken no action on S.B. 8, another obviously unconstitutional law that has blocked abortion access in Texas for 92 days. The Court’s inaction has allowed the law to remain in place, effectively banning abortions in the state and granting private citizens the right to claim bounties on people seeking abortions or doctors who provide them. We can no longer rely on the Supreme Court to be fair arbiters of justice on this issue and many others.

“Today during arguments, Justice Sonia Sotomayor asked if the Court would ‘survive the stench’ if it overturned Roe for purely political reasons. It will not. The conservative justices cannot be rehabilitated, and these attacks on our constitutional rights will not stop until we fix the Court. Congress must act, and pass the Judiciary Act to expand the Supreme Court.”

###

Indivisible Project (501c4) drives coordinated campaigns, powering the grassroots Indivisible movement to defeat the rightwing takeover of American government and win an inclusive democracy and bold progressive policies.

'A Hate Crime': Oslo Pride Parade Canceled After Deadly Shooting at Gay Bar

A 42-year-old gunman has been charged with terrorism following what Norway's prime minister called a "terrible and deeply shocking attack on innocent people."

Kenny Stancil ·


'We WILL Fight Back': Outrage, Resolve as Protests Erupt Against SCOTUS Abortion Ruling

Demonstrators took to the streets Friday to defiantly denounce the Supreme Court's right-wing supermajority after it rescinded a constitutional right for the first time in U.S. history.

Brett Wilkins ·


80+ US Prosecutors Vow Not to Be Part of Criminalizing Abortion Care

"Criminalizing and prosecuting individuals who seek or provide abortion care makes a mockery of justice," says a joint statement signed by 84 elected attorneys. "Prosecutors should not be part of that."

Kenny Stancil ·


Progressives Rebuke Dem Leadership as Clyburn Dismisses Death of Roe as 'Anticlimactic'

"The gap between the Democratic leadership, and younger progressives on the question of 'How Bad Is It?' is just enormous."

Julia Conley ·


In 10 Key US Senate Races, Here's How Top Candidates Responded to Roe Ruling

While Republicans unanimously welcomed the Supreme Court's rollback of half a century of reproductive rights, one Democrat said "it's just wrong that my granddaughter will have fewer freedoms than my grandmother did."

Brett Wilkins ·

Common Dreams Logo