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Abstract

The Supreme Court’s opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization gives states the maximum amount of freedom to restrict abortion. The decision is so sweeping that, under its logic, states could ban abortion even in cases of rape or incest; they may even be able — as the dissent notes — to prohibit abortions in circumstances in which a doctor believes the procedure is necessary to preserve the life or health of the pregnant person.

Document Type

News Article

Publication Date

6-28-2022

Source Publication

The Washington Post

Keywords

voting, Abortion, democracy, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Women, Supreme Court

Disciplines

Constitutional Law | Human Rights Law | Law | Supreme Court of the United States

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