The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has officially overturned the landmark 1973 Roe V. Wade decision. Roe V. Wade was a SCOTUS decision that declared the right to abortion as constitutionally protected. Fast-forward to 2022, In a 6-3 decision, the court ruled that abortion is neither permitted nor forbidden in the Constitution. The reason why this ruling happened is that the status of “Roe” had been challenged by a Mississippi law. In 2018, Mississippi banned all abortions past 15 weeks. This is a contradiction to Roe which set the constitutionally protected limit at the “point of viability” which is 24 weeks. The result of the most recent court case is that Roe V. Wade has been struck down and the right to abortion has returned to the states, rather than being regulated on a federal level.
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