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# Roe Vs Wade

This month
March 2023
Five women sue the state of Texas after they were denied abortions
The women all wanted to carry their pregnancies to term but discovered they were not viable.
This year
# Roe Vs Wade
US expands access to abortion pills through pharmacies
A doctor’s prescription will be needed to obtain the pills.
Last year
# Roe Vs Wade
West Virginia legislators approve abortion ban with few exceptions
Rape and incest victims would be able to obtain abortions at up to eight weeks of pregnancy, but only if they report to law enforcement first.
# the explainer
The Explainer: What Roe v Wade being overturned could mean for other US laws
The landmark decision means Americans no longer have a constitutional right to abortion.
# Roe v Wade
Joe Biden calls for 'exception' to US Senate rules to protect access to abortion
Biden described the US Supreme Court’s decision to end the constitutional right to abortion as “destabilising”.
# Abortion Rights
Abortion clinics begin closing after US Supreme Court ruling
The court’s overturning of the landmark Roe v Wade decision is likely to lead to abortion bans across the country.
# Abortion
'A step backward for women's rights': America reacts as Roe v. Wade is overturned
The decision has been met with mixed reaction from civilians, lawmakers and politicians on either side of the political divide.
# Roe v Wade
Lawyer who argued landmark US abortion case outraged over possible reversal
Linda Coffee is the last living member of the legal team who won the case in 1973.
# Roe v Wade
Democrats’ effort to secure US abortion access in law blocked by Republicans
The almost party-line count promises to be the first of several efforts in Congress to preserve the nearly 50-year-old court ruling.
# Abortion Rights
US Senate to vote on bill that codifies right to abortion into law, but it will likely fail
Democrats were due to lead the vote in a bid to pin down Republicans on the deeply divisive issue ahead of crucial midterm elections.
All time
# Missouri
US judge blocks state law that would ban abortion after eight weeks of pregnancy
A judge in Kansas City said the law violates a previous Supreme Court ruling.
# the explainer
Why are abortion laws being restricted in the US right now?
This week has seen a lot of discussion around abortion laws in the US state of Georgia and Alabama – but what is the situation countrywide?
Opinion: 'The debate on abortion isn't over and don't expect that it ever will be'
The experience in the US shows that the divisive abortion debate will continue, writes Larry Donnelly.