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Where Abortion Is Legal and Where It Loses Protections Without Roe v. Wade

WSJ: “The Supreme Court in June overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that established the constitutional right to an abortion. The majority opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization upended nearly five decades of precedent and allowed stronger state restrictions to take effect—including total abortion bans. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle had been preparing for the shift for years, bringing laws forward that further restrict or assert protections for abortion. Now, because of a patchwork of state laws, abortion access varies widely depending on where someone lives. Indiana and West Virginia were the first state legislatures to pass new bans on most abortions since the high court’s decision. About a dozen states are currently enforcing laws that ban nearly all abortions. Seventeen states and Washington, D.C., have approved protections for abortion rights. Some states have overlapping policies.”

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