Because the State of Mississippi has asked the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, the oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization are the most important reproductive-related arguments heard before the court in decades.
If the State of Mississippi is successful in their argument, states across the country could pass sweeping legislation to make this vital form of healthcare inaccessible and unsafe.
The growing possibility of abortion becoming more restrictive or outright illegal also increases the likelihood of unsafe abortions happening all across our country.
It’s more urgent than ever that we defend our right to reproductive freedom against these bans.
HOW DID WE GET HERE?
The following timeline chronicles the 15-week abortion ban from the Mississippi Legislature to the Supreme Court.
The following timeline chronicles the previous court rulings upon which Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization is being argued.