VIDEO: Justice Riggs on the role of state courts in the future of abortion rights

By Dylan Rhoney

May 1, 2024

Following decisions by the Alabama Supreme Court ruling that embryos are legally children and the Arizona Supreme Court reapproving the state’s 1864 abortion ban, the importance of state courts for the future of reproductive freedom is becoming clear.

“…State supreme courts are going to be the last word on whether women have the right to access reproductive healthcare, and not just abortion, but miscarriage treatment and IVF,” North Carolina State Supreme Court Justice @allisonjriggs told Cardinal & Pine.


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  • Dylan Rhoney

    Dylan Rhoney is an App State grad from Morganton who is passionate about travel, politics, history, and all things North Carolina. He lives in Raleigh.



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