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Supreme Court Hears Abortion Pill Case Since Overturning Roe v. Wade

The issue of abortion rights in the United States has been a contentious one for decades, and the Supreme Court has played a central role in shaping the legal landscape surrounding abortion. Here is a brief overview of some key events and decisions related to abortion rights and the Supreme Court:

Roe v. Wade (1973)

  • The Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution protects a woman’s right to have an abortion.
  • The Court held that this right is not absolute, and that states may regulate abortion in certain ways, such as by requiring parental consent or a waiting period.
  • Roe v. Wade is considered a landmark decision in the history of abortion rights in the United States.

Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992)

  • The Supreme Court reaffirmed the essential holding of Roe v. Wade, but upheld some state regulations on abortion.
  • The Court held that states may not impose an “undue burden” on a woman’s right to have an abortion.
  • Planned Parenthood v. Casey is considered to be a significant precedent in abortion law.

Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization (2022)

  • The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, holding that there is no constitutional right to abortion.
  • The Court held that the issue of abortion should be left to the states, and that each state is free to regulate or ban abortion as it sees fit.
  • Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is a major setback for abortion rights in the United States.

The Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is likely to have a significant impact on abortion access in the United States. It is likely that many states will ban or severely restrict abortion in the wake of this decision. The long-term implications of this decision are still unknown, but it is clear that the right to abortion in the United States is now in jeopardy.

On Tuesday abortion rights returned to the Supreme Court since conservative justices overturned Roe v. Wade in 2022. Here are the key takeaways from The Hill.  

According to the AP, “The central argument of the conservative group challenging mifepristone is that the Food and Drug Administration overlooked serious problems with the drug when it eased restrictions on the drug, including making it available via mail in 2021.” 

Alliance Defending Freedom, as reported by the Washington Post, “a conservative group that has been involved in antiabortion litigation, filed the suit in Amarillo on behalf of four antiabortion medical organizations and four doctors who had treated patients with the drug. The suit also named the Health and Human Services Department as a defendant.”