Donald Trump’s Supreme Court is preparing to dismantle the constitutional right to a safe and legal abortion.
In its landmark 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade, the court held that the fundamental right of privacy protects a pregnant woman’s choice to terminate a pregnancy during the first three months of pregnancy — before a fetus becomes viable and can survive outside of the womb.
At issue in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is a Mississippi law that bans almost all abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy, long before a fetus becomes viable.
In announcing that it would hear the case, the court said it would examine whether all pre-viability prohibitions on elective abortions are constitutional.
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