Laws against abortion put many women in US at risk of back-alley abortions outside institutional care.
For women in the relatively liberal Democratic states, and for women elsewhere who have the means to travel to a clinic, abortion may still be accessible.
However, poor women, especially in many Republican states, may find traveling to other states for in-clinic abortions to be an impossible challenge.
The United States Supreme Court on Friday overturned the ‘Roe v. Wade’ verdict, that made abortion a constitutional right in the country. What’s The News?
The US Supreme Court on Friday, in a widely anticipated decision, ended the nation’s constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v.
Wade, the court’s landmark 1973 judgment. Friday’s outcome will allow individual states to more heavily regulate, and is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states.
Abortion foes cheered the ruling, but abortion-rights supporters, including President Joe Biden, expressed dismay and pledged to fight to restore the rights.
The ruling came more than a month after the stunning leak of a draft opinion by Justice Samuel Alito indicating the court was prepared to take this momentous step.
What Does ‘Roe V. Wade’ Refers To?Roe v. Wade is the name of the lawsuit that led to the landmark 1973 US Supreme Court decision establishing a constitutional right to abortion in the United States.
Who Were Roe and Wade?Jane Roe was a pseudonym for Norma McCorvey, who was 22, unmarried, unemployed and pregnant for the third time in 1969 when she sought to have an abortion in Texas.