Women Are Being Jailed For Losing Their Pregnancies. The US���s Post Roe V Wade Reality Is Already Here

The landmark US Supreme Court decision that legalised abortion across America almost five decades ago could be overturned following the latest abortion case before the nation’s high court, campaigners warned.

On 1 December, the Supreme Court will hear Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which could lead to Roe v Wade – the 1973 decision that established the nationwide constitutional right to abortion – being rolled back.

The case challenges a Mississippi law that blocks almost all abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, directly contravening Roe, which specifically stipulates states cannot ban pregnancy terminations before around 24 weeks of pregnancy.

Mississippi has requested the Supreme Court to overturn both Roe and Planned Parenthood v Casey – a separate decision made in 1997 which bolstered the right to an abortion.

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Tarah Demant, Amnesty International USA’s Interim Senior Director of Programmes, told The Independent maternal deaths will greatly rise if Roe v Wade is overturned due to women being forced to resort to dangerous backstreet abortions.

She said: “We anticipate a further erosion of the right to abortion. This will have an enormous impact on the rights and lives of many. This means a huge uptick in unsafe abortions and a huge uptick in women being forced to carry unwanted pregnancies to term.

“Ultimately what this means is not just a total roll back of abortion for a huge population of the US but a health crisis.”

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