U.S. Supreme Court Nullifies 'Roe v. Wade,' Walks Back 50 Years of Rights

Two bills in the Ohio legislature could limit or eliminate access to abortion care, but the procedure is still legal right now.

By Madeline Fening

In a landmark decision on June 24, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade, eliminating the federal protection of a patient's right to decide to terminate a pregnancy. In the decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Justice Samuel Alito follows the same language and logic written in the leaked draft opinion from May. Alito, part of a right-leaning court, writes that the U.S. Constitution does not explicitly spell out the right to an abortion, an unenumerated right...

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