The U.S. Supreme Court and the Future of Abortion in America

Add Wed, Dec 1 @ 7:00 PM

On December 1st, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in the most important abortion case in the last 30 years: Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization. This case arises out of a challenge to a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy. The Dobbs case has the real potential to reverse Roe v. Wade, the infamous decision legalizing abortion and leading to over 60 million abortions since 1973.

In a dynamic, informative and passionate one-hour presentation, longtime parishioner and Pro-Life lawyer, Nikolas Nikas, will present the history of abortion jurisprudence in the U.S. and what it would mean, and would not mean, if Roe v. Wade is overturned. Nikas will have just listened to the oral arguments in the Supreme Court (online) that morning and will offer his insight into the Justices’ questions and what it might mean for the future.

Nikas is co-founder and general counsel of the Bioethics Defense Fund, a public-interest legal and educational organization that creates winning arguments for life to benefit lawmakers, courts, students and citizens across the United States and abroad. Nikas addresses bioethics issues including abortion, healthcare rights of conscience, human cloning/embryonic stem cell research, eugenics, physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia.

Nikas has spoken hundreds of times to law students at such universities as Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Cornell, Stanford, Notre Dame, Arizona State, Northwestern, University of Chicago, Catholic U. and many others. He has spoken at medical schools such as Vanderbilt, University of Chicago, University of Southern California, University of Arizona in Phoenix, Louisiana State University and Creighton University. He has spoken in Italy, France, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Poland, the Republic of Georgia, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Costa Rica and Trinidad and Tobago.