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The College Art Association has signed on to this statement from the American Historical Association (AHA) and the Organization of American Historians (OAH). The statement expresses dismay over the Supreme Court majority opinion in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health decision that overturned Roe v. Wade. It argues that the decision misrepresents history, instead “adopt[ing] a flawed interpretation of abortion criminalization that has been pressed by anti-abortion advocates for more than thirty years.” It warns that the Court’s majority opinion does not meet the standards of historical scholarship and that “[t]hese misrepresentations are now enshrined in a text that becomes authoritative for legal reference and citation in the future.”

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