Analysis

With Roe's Future In Doubt, Here's How The Justices May Rule

By Jeff Overley (May 17, 2021, 11:24 PM EDT) -- U.S. Supreme Court conservatives Monday set in motion a climactic battle over the abortion rights guarantee that Roe v. Wade established nearly 50 years ago, with the right-leaning supermajority facing few obstacles to rolling back one of the most controversial rulings in American history.

The high court set up the dramatic dénouement by agreeing to review Mississippi's ban on most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy — a prohibition that is hard to square with Roe's recognition of a constitutional right to abortion before a fetus becomes viable.

In recent years, the high court's two biggest abortion cases — Whole Woman's...

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