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How did abortion first become legal throughout the United States?

On January 22, 1973 the United States Supreme Court rulings Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton struck down as unconstitutional all existing laws restricting abortion. See below for details on these two cases.

However, it should be noted that in the 2022 case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the Supreme Court overturned its prior Roe and Doe rulings.

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