Federal Abortion Legislation

Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

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Learn about Federal Abortion Legislation

Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

Federal Abortion Legislation
Status: Closed (Judgment)
The case concerns the constitutionality of a Mississippi law prohibiting abortions after the fifteenth week of pregnancy. The state used the case as a vehicle to ask the Supreme Court to take away the federal constitutional right to abortion it first recognized 50 years before in Roe v. Wade. On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States accepted the state’s invitation and overturned Roe eliminating the federal constitutional right to abortion.

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Learn about Federal Abortion Legislation