Will states succeed in toppling Roe v. Wade?


Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, remains the law of the land, but state efforts to limit the procedure have reduced access in many parts of the country. Emboldened by President Trump’s appointments to the Supreme Court and the federal judiciary, states are passing bills that seek to spark direct legal challenges to Roe, and some of those measures could make it to the Supreme Court soon. The efforts to reduce access come as support for abortion rights reaches its highest level in 20 years. Supporters of abortion rights, meanwhile, are preparing for the possibility that the high court will overturn Roe. And Democratic presidential candidates are vowing to uphold abortion rights, ensuring the issue will be a key one in the 2020 race.

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