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The Supreme Court Will Hear A Case Challenging Roe v. Wade

An abortion rights activist holds placards outside of the US Supreme Court before the Court struck down a Texas law placing restrictions on abortion clinics in Washington, DC.
An abortion rights activist holds placards outside of the US Supreme Court before the Court struck down a Texas law placing restrictions on abortion clinics in Washington, DC.

It’s the moment that both anti-abortion and abortion rights advocates have been waiting for. One side with gritted teeth, the other with bated breath.  

On Monday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a challenge to a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. 

The ban is a direct attack on Roe v. Wade which guarantees the constitutional right to an abortion. 

Just two days after the Supreme Court’s decision, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed yet another state-level ban into law – one that restricts abortions starting just six weeks after inception.

What does the future of abortion look like in this country? And is it a future that still includes Roe V Wade?

Copyright 2021 WAMU 88.5

Paige Osburn

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