The Supreme Courtroom heard oral arguments Wednesday in Dobbs v. Jackson Girls’s Well being Group. On Friday, underneath the court docket’s typical process, the justices would meet to carry a preliminary vote on their determination. A member of the bulk can be assigned to put in writing it. The court docket will evaluate and amend that doc and is predicted at hand down its determination on the finish of its time period, in late June or early July.
This can be an intense and dramatic time for the court docket, which is able to doubtless determine certainly one of two issues. It might overturn 1973’s Roe v. Wade determination. That wouldn’t make abortion unlawful within the U.S. however would revert the query to every state legislature. Some, by means of laws designed to be triggered on the overturning of Roe, will assure full abortion on demand, as New York and California have already got. Some will apply limits—15 weeks within the case of the Mississippi legislation the justices are contemplating. Some will doubtless ban all or practically all abortions inside their boundaries.