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.


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    What Does the End of Roe Mean? Key Questions and Answers.

    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.

    By Claire Cain Miller and

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    What did Roe v. Wade say?

    The 1973 decision said states could not ban abortions before fetal viability, the point at which the fetus can survive outside the womb.


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    What are abortion trigger laws and which states have them?

    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

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