#Roe v. Wade

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Abortion battles intensify in the states ahead of court ruling expected to undermine Roe v. Wade

Activists and local lawmakers in both parties are rapidly preparing for the Supreme Court to curtail federally guaranteed abortion rights in coming months, launching strategies for imposing new restrictions and protections in anticipation of the moment when individual states would have greater power to determine the future of reproductive laws in America.
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Leah LitmanSupreme Court justices could overturn Roe v. Wade over one word

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization — the first frontal, explicit challenge to Roe v. Wade in almost 30 years. Roe is the 1973 decision holding that women have a constitutional right to decide to have an abortion before viability, usually around 24 weeks. The last time the court was asked to overrule Roe, in Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, it reaffirmed women’s right to decide when and whether they have children.

It sure sounds like Roe v. Wade is doomed

Midway through arguments in a case that could end with the Supreme Court abolishing the constitutional right to an abortion, Justice Sonia Sotomayor asked a pointed question about the Court’s future: “Will this institution survive the stench that this creates in the public perception, that the Constitution and its reading are just political acts?

We Are Witnessing the End of Roe v. Wade

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The case revolves around a Mississippi ban on abortions after 15 weeks of gestation and represents such a direct challenge to abortion rights that Mississippi Solicitor General Scott Stewart opened his argument by asking the court to overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the two chief cases that enshrine abortion rights in this country. Stewart claimed that these cases “haunt our nation.”

The End of Roe

Anyone listening to today’s oral argument on abortion could not miss that something historic was happening. The case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, involves a Mississippi law that bans abortion at 15 weeks. Such a ban is clearly unconstitutional under current law—Roe v. Wade and its successor case, Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, recognize a right to choose abortion until fetal viability, which is at roughly 24 weeks. To uphold Mississippi’s law, the Supreme Court’s conservative justices have two options: They can ditch the viability line or get rid of Roe altogether.

How to Fight the Oncoming Destruction of Roe v. Wade and Abortion Rights

Watching this all unfold, many of us are left feeling hopeless, powerless, and/or full of unbridled rage. The Supreme Court is likely to deliver a decision on the Mississippi case next summer. In the meantime, one easy and crucial thing you can do right now is donate to reproductive justice advocacy groups. Here are more ways you can help fight against the oncoming destruction of abortion rights, and how to (relatively) take care of your mental wellbeing in the process.

N.J.’s abortion bill would do more than codify Roe v. Wade

Wednesday — as people around the world tuned in for oral arguments in a case that could overturn precedents set by Roe v. Wade — New Jersey officials and advocacy groups made the case for a bill that would codify a person’s right to abortion in the state. New Jersey’s...
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Omicron variant / Roe v. Wade / ‘Forever chemicals’

Today is Thursday. Temperatures will be in the low 40s to low 50s from north to south, with rain and snow throughout the state. Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today. The latest on the coronavirus in Maine. Three more Mainers have died and another 938 COVID-19 cases reported...