Anti-abortion activists have been pushing restrictive state laws for years in hopes of forcing the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Roe v. Wade legalized abortion nationwide, and makes state bans unenforceable and unconstitutional.
An effort to overturn the ruling has gained force in recent months, with a number of heartbeat bills passing across the country.
Advocacy groups including Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union are filing legal challenges against the bills, which could take them to the Supreme Court.
Once in the Supreme Court, the justices would have to determine whether to uphold Roe v. Wade, or set a new precedent.
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The Supreme Court’s precedent in Roe v. Wade makes state bans against abortion unenforceable and unconstitutional, but conservative activists and lawmakers hope to use the bans as a strategy to overturn the 1973 ruling.
Anti-abortion activists have been pushing restrictive state laws for years in hopes of forcing the Supreme Court to ban the procedure nationwide.
But the effort overturn to Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in 1973, has gained force in recent months, with a law passed in Georgia banning …read more
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