What would happen if Roe v. Wade were overturned?
If the Supreme Court were to overturn Roe v. Wade, it would not mean the end of legal abortion in the United States. Rather, the issue would return to the states, where it was before Roe v. Wade. State legislatures would then have the power to determine the legal status of abortion in their individual states.
Several states have already enacted laws intended to go into effect if Roe v. Wade were overturned. Some of these laws would ban most abortions, while others would maintain the status quo of broadly legal abortion under Roe.