Graduation Year


Date of Submission


Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis


Best Senior Thesis in Military Sciences

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



Reader 1

Shanna Rose


The ruling of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization federally took away the right to an abortion, allowing states to decide whether abortion should be legal. This Supreme Court ruling has called prior cases into question because the reasoning they used was similar to the reasoning in Roe v. Wade and Casey v. Planned Parenthood which Dobbs overturned. Some of the cases in question deal with the federal right of access to contraception. With the United States already experiencing low use rates of the most effective forms of contraceptives, long-acting reversible contraceptives, the new potential of policymakers being able to restrict access to contraceptives can create negative effects for the nation. Because of misconceptions about how they work, long-acting reversible contraceptives are the easiest form of contraceptives to restrict. During a time when women face fewer choices regarding their reproductive rights, it is imperative to increase women’s ability to choose contraceptives instead of limiting them.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.