Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, ending 50 years of federal abortion rights

  • Roe v. Wade had permitted abortions during the first two trimesters of pregnancy in the U.S. since 1973.
  • Almost half the states are expected to outlaw or severely restrict abortion as a result of the Supreme Court’s decision.
  • Roe was overturned in the court’s ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.