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Readout of Justice Department Leadership Meeting with Reproductive and Civil Rights Organizations

For Immediate Release
Office of Public Affairs

Yesterday afternoon, Attorney General Merrick B. Garland, Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco, and Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta met with representatives from reproductive rights, health, and justice groups and other civil rights organizations. During the meeting, Department leadership heard from the organizations about the impact of Dobbs across the country, including on communities of color and other vulnerable communities attempting to access reproductive healthcare. Associate Attorney General Gupta, who chairs the Department’s Reproductive Rights Task Force, updated participants on the Task Force’s work and discussed the Department’s ongoing efforts to protect reproductive freedom.

The Justice Department also launched a webpage today,, to provide a centralized online resource of the Department’s work to protect access to comprehensive health services.

Updated July 26, 2022

Press Release Number: 22-800