Hogan Lovells joins two legal coalitions to protect equal access to reproductive services
New York, 1 July 2022 – Global law firm Hogan Lovells has joined two leading legal coalitions formed to protect equal access to reproductive services in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision overturning Roe v. Wade.
We have joined the Legal Alliance for Reproductive Rights, an alliance of major law firms committed to providing representation to pregnant individuals and medical providers facing civil and criminal liability related to seeking or obtaining abortions. The coalition has been formed through the Bar Association of San Francisco's Justice and Diversity Center (BASF), and includes more than two dozen law firms.
In addition, Hogan Lovells has joined the New York State Attorney General's Pro Bono Task Force on Reproductive Health. Among other activities, the Task Force operates a hotline providing "know your rights" legal information, and referrals to New Yorkers seeking an abortion, patients seeking to travel to New York to obtain an abortion, healthcare providers, and people and organizations providing material support.
Hogan Lovells has supported, and will continue to support, reproductive rights and health through its pro bono work, which most recently includes:
- Researching state abortion "trigger laws" that went into effect when Roe v. Wade was overturned for the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, which represents physicians who provide infertility and other reproductive medicine services.
- Submitting an amicus brief in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization on behalf of the American Historical Association and the Organization of American Historians arguing that history and tradition show that abortion was not regulated in the early stages of pregnancy under the common law.
- Drafting numerous amicus briefs in significant reproductive justice cases, on issues ranging from the burdens imposed by waiting periods, restrictions on care due to COVID, and failures by state legislatures to protect the health of women and children.
Through our work for these organizations and others, we continue to be engaged in pro bono and community efforts in support of reproductive rights and health.