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June 24, will mark the one-year anniversary of the momentous decision by the Supreme Court to overturn Roe vs. Wade. Since then, a lot has happened – states are further restricting abortions, and many have made it plain they would prosecute providers, insurers, and even patients in some cases. Some states also allow private civil actions – which has, for example, allowed an ex-husband to sue his wife’s friends for allegedly helping her get abortion medication. Increasingly, law enforcement and civil litigants may turn to companies to access data that could help prove a person sought, received, aided, or provided an abortion.
Some states, however, like Washington, California, and New York, have enacted shield laws that seek to prevent in-state companies from complying with out-of-state warrants in connection with abortion investigations.
In this episode, you will hear from Alexandra Givens, President and CEO of the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT), and Jake Laperruque, Deputy Director of CDT’s Security and Surveillance Project, as they dig into all the ways in which CDT has quickly sprung into action since the Dobbs decision.
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