Roe V Wade Gets Overturned After 50 years.

Roe V Wade overturned

The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade On Friday. Many States Willing To Ban The Procedure.

After an early draft of the opinion was leaked, protesters demonstrated in more than two dozen cities. Democrats in Congress even voted to advance legislation guaranteeing access to abortion nationwide.

The Supreme Court’s ruling does not make abortion illegal, but it does mean that states can now move to ban the procedure. About half of them have already indicated a willingness to do so.

The ruling was a dispute over a 2018 law passed by Mississippi’s Republican legislature to ban abortions after 15 weeks. Supporters said the measure was intended to regulate “inhumane procedures.”

Mississippi’s law banned abortions before viability, deemed unconstitutional under the court’s landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision and a follow-on ruling in 1992, Planned Parenthood v. Casey.

The Supreme Court’s changed composition means that earlier rulings are no longer the law of the land. Former President Donald Trump appointed Amy Coney Barrett and Brett Kavanaugh.

The Center for Reproductive Rights urged the court to maintain its earlier abortion rulings, but lawyers for Mississippi said the law would have minimal impact on women in the state.

The court’s decision was the second ruling this term limiting access to abortion. The first ruling allowed a Texas law to remain in force while lower court challenges were underway.

In about half the country, abortion will soon likely be illegal. Texas is one of several states that will likely ban abortion once the Supreme Court’s abortion precedents are overturned.

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