Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states
Sonia Glenn, 27, of Fairfax, Va., poses for a portrait as she wears a lady liberty costume for abortion rights, Saturday, May 14, 2022, outside the Supreme Court in Washington, during protests across the country. "I can't believe somebody else is going to make decisions about my body," said the 37-year-old who immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico 15 years ago. "I was raised as a Catholic. But I always thought it was so unfair, that religion and men, priests, have the rights to tell you what you can and cannot do with your body. It doesn't make any sense to me." Glenn said she refers to her birth control pills as "Liberty Pills" and plans to help make abortion pill options available for those who can't access them if Roe v. Wade is overturned. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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.
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