The Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that forbid states from banning or significantly restricting abortion services.
Millions of people across the U.S. are losing their right to a safe and legal abortion. It doesn’t matter that thousands of medical professionals define abortion care as vital health care. It doesn’t matter that people denied abortions are statistically more likely to fall into poverty. And it doesn’t matter that despite the country’s abysmal maternal mortality rate, a large number of Republican lawmakers are comfortable forcing people to carry unwanted pregnancies to term.
As abortion activist Renee Bracey Sherman once said: “Everyone loves someone who had an abortion.” With this decision, everyone will know and love someone who is forced to jump through immeasurable hoops to get abortion care, or simply be forced to give birth.
HuffPost has been covering the final days of abortion care as we know it — for more on how we got here and what the future might look like, read the stories below.