Members of the media may directly contact the following experts:
Daphne Gilbert (English only)
Full Professor, Faculty of Law, Common Law section; B.A. (Hon.) (Manitoba), LL.B. (Manitoba), LL.M. (Yale)
"It is unprecedented that there is a leak—and that is a big story—but I wouldn’t want it to overshadow how devastating the decision is (if it is “real”). I anticipated that the USSC would change Roe v Wade and allow bans on abortions before viability—but this decision that overrules Roe v Wade is the worst case scenario and is a major setback for American women." - Professor Gilbert
Martha Jackman (English and French)
Full Professor, Faculty of Law - Common Law Section; B.A. (Queen’s), LL.B. (Toronto), LL.M. (Yale)
“The overturning of Roe v Wade will be the shocking, if intended, result of the appointment of a majority of anti-choice justices to the US Supreme Court, which is now actively undermining, rather than safeguarding women’s equality in America.” – Martha Jackman
Richard Albert (English only)
Inaugural Allan Rock Visiting Professor, Faculty of Law, Common Law section
Professor Albert may comment on the following three angles:
- The right to abortion, and the larger right to privacy, are not dead but they are on life support.
- The result is bad for country and the constitution because it suggests that this is not the last shoe to drop in terms of rights evisceration.
- The leak is a huge blow to the credibility and integrity of the Court