The Supreme Court appears inclined to roll back Roe v. Wade

Posted on AllSides December 2nd, 2021
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The Supreme Court seems poised to seriously curtail abortion rights nationwide after arguments Wednesday in a Mississippi case.

The case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, tests whether laws that ban pre-viability abortions are constitutional.

All of the court's past abortion decisions have upheld Roe's central framework: That pregnant people have a constitutional right to an abortion in the first two trimesters of pregnancy when a fetus is unable to survive outside the womb — roughly the first 24 weeks, reports NPR's Nina Totenberg.

In this case, Mississippi is asking the court to reverse...

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