Roe vs Wade overturned: All you need to know about SCOTUS abortion ruling

Roe vs Wade overturned: All you need to know about SCOTUS abortion ruling

The Supreme Court decided by a 6-3 majority to uphold a ban on abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

This majority overturned two key decisions protecting access to abortion: 1973’s Roe vs Wade and 1992’s Planned Parenthood vs Casey.

The opinion rejected the constitutional right to liberty and an individual’s right to privacy in choosing to have an abortion.

The ruling does not mean that abortion is banned throughout the US. States will be allowed to regulate or prohibit abortion subject.

13 states have so-called trigger laws that greatly restrict access to abortion.

9 states have pre-Roe laws that significantly restrict or ban access to abortion.

Nearly half the states will restrict access to abortion by banning it from 6 weeks of pregnancy, before most women even know they are pregnant.

They might also limit the reasons abortions may be obtained, like in the case of fetal anomalies.