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The Necessity of Dobbs and Its Implications for Law and Bioethics

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
McCollum Hall Room: Auditorium
1875 N 42nd St
Lincoln NE 68583
Katie Pfannenstiel, (402) 472-8382,
The Supreme Court’s 2022 decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization involved important analyses of stare decisis et quieta non movere, precedent, and Roe’s account of legal history for its application of substantive due process. These have implications beyond the issue of abortion. In his lecture, Mr. Forsythe will explore not only the necessity of overturning Roe v. Wade but the implications of the Dobbs decision for law and bioethics in the States.

Clarke Forsythe is Senior Counsel at Americans United for Life (AUL) and the author of Abuse of Discretion: The Inside Story of Roe v. Wade (Encounter Books 2013), which was cited by the Supreme Court in its majority opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overruled Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.

In his 39 years at AUL, Clarke has been co-counsel for parties in three U.S. Supreme Court cases and has argued cases before federal and state appellate courts. He has also testified before Congress and state legislatures. Clarke has authored or co-authored 20+ professional legal articles on constitutional and bioethical issues.

This program has been approved for 1.0 continuing education credit in Nebraska.

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