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Judges Stoke Care Woes for Tribes, Post-Roe Aboriginal Women

By Andrew Westney (June 30, 2022, 10:40 p.m. EDT) – The U.S. Supreme Court striking down the Constitutional right to abortion is likely to further restrict Native American women’s already limited access to abortion and other health care, and another court ruling that term supporting states’ criminal jurisdiction over reservations compounds the complexity that tribes face in negotiating the post-Roe v. Wade.

Tribes have previously encountered serious difficulties in providing abortion services due to a myriad of legal, financial and ethical issues, and the High Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization on June 24 will worsen the situation for Indigenous women seeking abortions, as well as tribal and non-tribal women. health care providers, experts say.

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