As health care providers were seeing a spike in demand for birth control, emergency contraception and abortion pills, politicians weigh in after Friday’s Supreme Court ruling striking down Roe v. Wade.
Supreme Court and Roe v. Wade
On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion after almost 50 years. This will lead to all but total bans on the procedure in about half of the states.
South Dakota’s large population of Native American women are especially affected.
As states ban abortion, demand for birth control and abortion pills is rising.
Women who had their abortions canceled are now scrambling.
Century-Old State Laws Could Determine Where Abortion Is Legal
Where have abortion bans gone into effect so far?
Is it legal for women to travel out of state for an abortion?
Most U.S. abortions are already performed using pills. That share is likely to climb.
The New York Times is tracking the status of abortion laws in each state.
New York Times reporters are providing analysis of the landmark Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade.
The Supreme Court sent the issue of abortion back to the states in an even more polarized era than when Roe v. Wade was introduced.
Abortion will remain legal in about half of states, but the rest will probably ban it. The number of abortions will probably fall, particularly among poor women in the South and Midwest.
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The 1973 decision said states could not ban abortions before fetal viability, the point at which the fetus can survive outside the womb.
The same rationale could also be used to overturn cases establishing rights to contraception, same-sex consensual relations and same-sex marriage.
Trigger laws will move to quickly outlaw abortions in 13 states. Some laws are expected to take effect almost immediately, while others are written to take effect about a month after the ruling.
By Jesus Jiménez and
A handful of companies have committed to helping their employees access abortion services.
By Emma Goldberg, Lora Kelley and
Businesses Are Bracing for the Political and Social Fight Post-Roe
Reeling from competing demands from stakeholders — including activists, clients, consumers, shareholders and elected officials — businesses are increasingly caught in the middle of the country’s bruising culture wars.
By Ephrat Livni, Lauren Hirsch and Jenny Gross
Special Episode: Roe v. Wade Is Overturned
In a decision with sweeping implications, the Supreme Court eliminated the constitutional right to abortion. What comes next?
By Michael Barbaro, Rob Szypko, Eric Krupke, Sydney Harper, Carlos Prieto, Lisa Chow, Marc Georges, Ben Calhoun, Dan Powell, Corey Schreppel and Marion Lozano