Boston Legal Teams Brace for Wave of Uncharted Battles Over Abortion

Boston Business Journal
September 2, 2022

Amy Sheridan was quoted in the article, "Boston Legal Teams Brace for Wave of Uncharted Battles Over Abortion," published by the Boston Business Journal [sub. req.].

The article discusses the widespread legal fallout from the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization in June, overturning Roe v. Wade. With the Dobbs decision, law firms are now tasked with months and years of interpreting an ever-changing, chaotic patchwork of state-by-state abortion regulations affecting clients across the nation, from international corporations to small businesses.

"Not just whether abortion is legal or illegal in a state, but we're seeing signs that states are taking positions that activities occurring outside their state — including establishing group health plans — could result in either civil or criminal liability in that state," said Amy. “That's the mess … that states will try to apply their laws extraterritorially — in particular against employers that seek to cover abortions or travel benefits."

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