August 20, 2020 Feature

A Brief Respite in the Fight for Reproductive Freedom after June Medical

by Susanne Prochazka
While the Supreme Court’s decision in June Medical seems a triumph for reproductive rights, the victory is only temporary.

While the Supreme Court’s decision in June Medical seems a triumph for reproductive rights, the victory is only temporary.

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While the right to an abortion remains intact, it is rendered meaningless where access to abortion care is so severely curtailed as to make exercising that right impossible. Many states still issue laws that, while they do not attempt to directly overturn Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), continue to undermine abortion rights by regulating or limiting safe and timely access to abortions.

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