Tag: U.S. abortion laws

What if the Supreme Court overturns Roe?

Nearly half the states in the U.S. are expected to act to prohibit abortion if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.

Abortion is Essential to Democracy

After Texas’s abortion ban went into effect on September 1, Ms. Magazine and the Brennan Center for Justice joined forces to create a collection of essays that explore why the right to abortion is essential to democracy. Written by legal experts from the Brennan Center, the essays explore topics like the U.S. government’s history of […]

Abortion Has Never Been Just About Abortion

In an op-ed on the evolution of abortion attitudes in the United States, the New York Times quotes the Center, saying “Laws that restrict abortion have the effect and purpose of preventing a woman from exercising any of her human rights or fundamental freedoms on a basis of equality with men.” New York Times: Abortion […]

Federal appeals court rules against Tennessee abortion bans

A federal appeals court affirmed a district court decision blocking  Tennessee abortion bans that would prohibit abortion after six weeks of pregnancy and prevent women from seeking one for fetal abnormalities. Multiple news outlets quoted Center staff attorney Rabia Muqaddam, who stated the ruling was “a huge win for pregnant people in Tennessee.” She added […]

What if the Supreme Court overturns Roe?

This fall, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear Mississippi’s request to review an appellate court ruling that threw out the state’s law banning abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. In its opening brief filed July 22 in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the state of Mississippi not only asked the Court to uphold its […]

What if Roe fell?

The U.S. Supreme Court will review a Mississippi abortion ban in what is seen as a test case to weaken or overturn Roe v. Wade--despite almost 50 years of precedent. What would happen in U.S. states if the Supreme Court weakens or overturns Roe?