Updated Oct 3, 2022 - Politics & Policy
Dashboard: The latest on Roe v. Wade and abortion
- Post-Dobbs birth control fight heads to college campuses
- DOJ: States can't penalize VA doctors and nurses for legal abortions
- Judge temporarily blocks Indiana's near-total abortion ban
- Abortion looms over 2022 state ballots
- West Virginia passes near-total abortion ban
- California launches abortion website in bid to fortify information access
- Affordability questions linger around over-the-counter birth control
- FDA schedules meeting to review over-the-counter birth control pill
- Clinics forced to push abortions later in pregnancy amid state bans
- Clinics overwhelmed with out-of-state patients push abortions later in pregnancy
- South Carolina's near-total abortion ban fails after senator threatens filibuster
- Michigan judge: State's 1931 anti-abortion law is unconstitutional
Roe v. Wade significance
Why it matters: The Supreme Court's Friday ruling grants states the legal authority to ban the procedure at any point in a pregnancy — including at fertilization.
- "The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives," Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the 6-3 ruling.
How justices voted on Roe v. Wade
The Supreme Court issued a 6-3 ruling on June 24.
- Alito wrote the court's opinion. Joining him were Justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett.
- Chief Justice John Roberts voted with the majority but indicated he would've stopped short of fully overturning Roe.
- The court's three liberal members — Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan — dissented.