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SCOTUS decision overturning RoeOn Friday, the Supreme Court made official what observers have been anticipating since a draft of the court’s opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization leaked in early May: Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 case from Texas—which determined that the Fourteenth Amendment’s right to privacy guaranteed the right to obtain an abortion—has been overturned.The implications of this ruling could be sweeping. The extent of the impact they’ll have on American lives remains to be determined—the same right to privacy cited in the Roe decision is also the basis for rulings such as Griswold v. Connecticut (which guaranteed the right to contraception for married couples) and Lawrence v. Texas (which guaranteed the right of adults to perform consensual sex acts in their own homes).…

The post Roe v. Wade Has Been Overturned. Here’s What Texans Who Need Abortions Face Next. appeared first on Texas Monthly.

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