Roe v Wade, way back in 1973, guaranteed abortion as a constitutional right. Now, shockingly, this right is at stake in the US.
Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organisation addresses the Mississippi law that bans most abortions after just 15 weeks of pregnancy - a violation of Roe v Wade. Several other states have enacted similar laws in order to challenge Roe, such as Texas which ban most abortions after a mere 6 weeks (often before a woman even finds out she is pregnant).
Mississippi lawyers call for the Supreme Court to use their case to overturn Roe v Wade.