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1 July 2022 | Podcasts | Article by Alan Collins

Roe v Wade: HJ Talks About Abuse

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In this week’s episode of HJ Talks About Abuse, the abuse team discuss the recent decision of the US Supreme Court to overturn Roe v Wade, which was a landmark decision in 1973 which guaranteed women and pregnant people a constitutional right to abortion. Abortion laws are now governed by the individual state, with some states banning abortion in all instances.

They discuss the implications that this will have on women in the US and the subject of sexual abuse in relation to abortion.

Author bio

Alan Collins


Alan Collins is one of the best known and most experienced solicitors in the field of child abuse litigation and has acted in many high profile cases, including the Jimmy Savile and Haut de la Garenne abuse scandals.  Alan has represented interested parties before public inquiries including the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry, and IICSA (Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse).

Internationally, Alan works in Australia, South East Asia, Uganda, Kenya, and California representing clients in high profile sexual abuse cases. Alan also spoke at the Third Regional Workshop on Justice for Children in East Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok hosted by Unicef and HCCH (Hague Conference on Private International Law).

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