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ILLUSTRATION: HUFFPOST

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.

The former vice president said he didn't believe one theory about the GOP's disappointing performance in the 2022 elections "for a second."
A judge has blocked Wyoming’s first-in-the-nation ban on abortion pills days before it was set to be implemented in July.
Ever since Roe was overturned, Google, media outlets and even the FBI have actively supported these anti-abortion centers.
Police in Dallas say a man angry that his girlfriend had an abortion in another state fatally shot the 26-year-old woman.
Many categories of violence and threats more than doubled since last summer, particularly in states where abortion rights remain protected.
A 30-something self-described virgin has been incredibly effective at convincing dozens of small towns and communities to pass abortion bans.
The president of the American Medical Association said he was concerned about "damage to the health of our patients and the health of the nation."
There's a uniquely dangerous provision in Georgia's abortion ban that paves the way for criminalizing pregnant people.
The president said he would sign the bill into law on the 50th anniversary of the original abortion rights decision if Democrats hold Congress in the 2022 midterm elections.
"We view patient wellbeing as paramount and are deeply troubled that continuity of care is being disrupted,” the AMA said.
But the fight for safe abortion access in Michigan is far from over.
And that number is about to be even higher as states rush to pass new bans and move restrictions out of legal limbo.
The South Carolina House has approved a bill that outlaws abortion except in the cases of pregnancies caused by rape or incest.
The state made national news recently when a 10-year-old Ohio girl who had been raped traveled to Indiana to get an abortion.
Legislation from Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) aims to codify the FDA’s superseding authority over state law regarding abortion bans.
Abortion rights advocates expect the Legislature to ban abortion if the ballot measure passes.
We don’t have to choose between recognizing what we have and demanding what we need.
The Supreme Court decision on abortion has scrambled the political dynamics heading into the November elections, when control of Congress is at stake.
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice (R) is expected to sign the ban into law soon. Indiana's ban is expected to quickly pass through the GOP-controlled legislature.
The Midwestern state has become an “unlikely sanctuary” for millions in a region where abortion is largely illegal. A constitutional amendment could change that.
Judges have blocked abortion bans set to take effect this week in Wyoming and North Dakota amid lawsuits arguing that the bans violate their state constitutions.
Ninety speakers had 45 seconds each to weigh in on the restrictive bill, which would make no exceptions for rape or incest.
The new legislation bars Seattle police from arresting people on warrants issued in other jurisdictions or helping in investigations related to abortion bans in other states.
The vast majority of House Republicans just voted to take away women's right to travel, to access contraception and to marry who they love.
Abortion opponents will try to restrict travel as state border crossing becomes necessary to obtain a legal abortion.
“There are organizations and legislators who want to make what I just said a crime,” abortion rights advocate Renee Bracey Sherman said.
More than 4 in 10 U.S. births are paid for by Medicaid, the state-federal health insurance program for the poor — and fewer abortions will mean more births.
Americans United for Life's CEO told Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) that a child rape victim ending her pregnancy is “not an abortion.” Huh?
Republicans claimed the bill, which is aimed at blocking state legislative efforts preventing travel for out-of-state abortions, would lead to "abortion tourism."
“You have the power to do more to address this crisis," Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Alex Padilla and more wrote in a letter shared with HuffPost.
Since the fall of Roe, some pharmacies have refused to fill certain prescriptions that are the same as or similar to the drugs used in medication abortion.
One of the state’s few remaining abortion clinics said it would begin offering services again, for at least the next few days.
The Gulf of Mexico-based health clinic wants to provide abortions following the overturning of Roe v. Wade last month.
A Texas woman driving in the high-occupancy lane was pulled over after an officer saw only one person in the vehicle.
Apparently there's nothing in the Constitution that specifically protects eating in peace, quipped one Twitter wag.
Republican politicians are saying "every" life is precious and even agreeing that 13-year-olds can consent to sex.