Welcome to our live coverage of the first anniversary of the supreme court decision in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization and the overturning of Roe v Wade.
A year ago today, SCOTUS ruled that abortion is no longer federally protected, which means that states now have the power to regulate the procedure as they see fit.
Since Dobbs’ ruling, abortion restrictions invalidated by Roe v Wade have been reinstated in some states. Elsewhere, “Trigger laws”, designed to ban abortion when federal protections are overturned, were enacted. In other states, new restrictions have been passed.
Abortion is now outlawed in 14 US states and severely outlawed in many others.
As demonstrations spring up across the country and we look back over the past year, we’ll bring you all the latest updates as they happen.