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What is the legal status of abortion in the United States?

As of June 24, 2022, when the United States Supreme Court issued its ruling in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case, the federal courts no longer recognize any constitutional right to abortion. Currently, the United States does not have a uniform national abortion policy. Rather, individual states may set their own policies on abortion. These policies vary from strict bans on abortion at one end to nearly unrestricted abortion at the other.

See also What did Dobbs v. Jackson decide? and What legal restrictions on abortion have states enacted?


Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, 597 U.S. 215 (2022).

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