NewsRoe v. Wade


Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Sonia Glenn
Posted at 9:51 AM, Jun 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-21 16:35:59-04

The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The June 24 Dobbs v. Jackson ruling is expected to lead to bans or deep restrictions in about half the states. In anticipation of the decision and since then, several states led by Democrats have taken steps to protect abortion access. The decision also sets up the potential for legal fights between the states over whether providers and those who help women obtain abortions can be sued or prosecuted.