Roe v. Wade

Looming Supreme Court decisions that could scrap or fundamentally alter abortion rights have darkened this year’s commemoration of the landmark case.
The Texas lawyer successfully argued the landmark reproductive rights case before the Supreme Court at 26 years old, legalizing abortion nationwide.
Renee Bracey Sherman spoke to HuffPost about the power of telling your abortion story and the racist roots of the anti-abortion movement.
The decision comes after some conservative justices signaled concern about the law's unintended side effects.
A new front in the war on reproductive rights is widening as more states propagate the most draconian abortion restriction in U.S. history.
“We'll be a sanctuary,” Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) said, adding he's aware patients will likely travel to California from other states to seek abortions.
The far-right congressman, who somehow has a say in reproductive rights for all Americans, also thinks women are "earthen vessels."
The senator backed the appointment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who wondered if the court should be neutral on abortion rights.
The Women’s Health Protection Act would outlaw hundreds of state anti-abortion laws — but passing it would likely require eliminating the Senate filibuster.
Months after the state enacted a six-week abortion ban, another bill went into effect largely cutting off Texans' remaining access to abortion care.
The justices appeared primed to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor warned that the Supreme Court won't survive the "stench" of partisanship in the Mississippi abortion case.
The court could overrule the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.
For years, anti-choice activists and politicians have attacked reproductive rights in Mississippi. Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health is the endgame.
HuffPost spoke with Dr. Diana Greene Foster about the far-reaching implications of being denied abortion care, ahead of the upcoming Supreme Court case that threatens to overturn Roe v. Wade.
The Texas law bans abortion once cardiac activity is detected in the fetus, usually around six weeks and before some women even know they are pregnant.
Days after a federal judge in Texas ordered a suspension of the state’s new abortion ban, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals allowed the restrictions to continue pending further arguments.
No "sexual intercourse," no conception, explained former Texas solicitor general Jonathan Mitchell in a brief submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court.
“The court was thought to be the least dangerous branch and we may have become the most dangerous,” the Supreme Court Justice said. “And I think that’s problematic.”
Shelley Lynn Thornton's birth mother was the plaintiff in Roe v. Wade. Now 51, she revealed her identity for the first time in The Atlantic.