Roe’s gone. Now antiabortion lawmakers want more.

On the heels of their greatest victory, antiabortion activists are eager to capitalize on their momentum by enshrining constitutional abortion bans and pushing Congress to pass a national one, prohibiting abortion pills, and limiting people’s ability to get abortions across state lines.

By Caroline KitchenerJune 25, 2022

The Supreme Court prompts the question: Who gets rights in America?

For many Americans, the court's action took the country back to a time when White men held all of the power and most of the rights.

By Karin BrulliardJune 25, 2022

For some, the abortion decision heralded good news — and misgivings

Because of the Supreme Court decision, Mississippi will soon outlaw abortions.

By Sarah FowlerJune 25, 2022

How Washington Post readers feel about the Supreme Court’s abortion ruling

More than 23,000 people decried and celebrated the toppling of Roe v. Wade.

By Leslie Shapiro and N. KirkpatrickJune 25, 2022

Officer running for state Senate drops out after punching opponent

Jeann Lugo is under criminal investigation and has dropped out of the race for the Rhode Island state Senate after he allegedly punched Jennifer Rourke at an abortion protest in Providence.

By Timothy Bella and James BikalesJune 25, 2022

Abortion rights groups grasp for a post-Roe strategy

It’s a precarious moment for the abortion rights movement, which must grapple with determining how to divide its resources and money during the biggest political fight of its life since the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion.

By Rachel Roubein and Brittany ShammasJune 25, 2022

Why John Roberts’s wise prudence was the wrong answer on abortion law

The chief justice's gradualist instincts were the wrong fit for a legal regime that was still doing damage

By Hugh HewittJune 25, 2022

Emboldened Supreme Court majority shows it’s eager for change

Reinforced by Trump appointments, conservatives take on controversies dear to the right.

By Robert BarnesJune 25, 2022

Chasm opens between states over abortion pills and out-of-state care

The court's overturning of Roe v. Wade is likely to lead to the greatest tensions between states with competing laws since the Civil War.

By Jacob Bogage and Christopher RowlandJune 25, 2022

U.S. abortion decision draws cheers, horror abroad

Others responded in support of the move. The Vatican said that the decision would challenge “the whole world."

By Adam Taylor, Erin Cunningham, Karina Tsui and Claire ParkerJune 25, 2022

Emotional protests continue after Supreme Court strikes down Roe v. Wade

Crowds grew in the nation’s capital Saturday and demonstrations continued nationwide in outpourings of emotion over the divisive ruling.

By Ellie Silverman, Joe Heim, Daniel Wu, Michael Brice-Saddler, Teo Armus and Paul DugganJune 25, 2022

Florida emerges as key battleground in state-by-state abortion fight

Gov. Ron DeSantis’s efforts to manage his statewide and national political fortunes will be complicated if Florida becomes an epicenter of the abortion battle.

By Tim CraigJune 25, 2022

For these young Americans, abortion is personal — and complicated

Those younger than 30 are arguably the most immediately affected by the decision.

By Olivia McCormackJune 25, 2022

The abortions we didn’t have

The right to choose abortion is important. Even when women don’t choose it.

By Monica HesseJune 25, 2022

France’s Roe v. Wade was the trial of a 16-year-old girl

The sensational 1972 “Bobigny trial” of Marie-Claire Chevalier for obtaining an illegal abortion helped decriminalize abortion in France just before Roe v. Wade.

By Alice Blackhurst and Pierre-Yves AnglèsJune 25, 2022

Abortion will soon be banned in 13 states. Here’s which could be next.

Thirteen states have "trigger bans" to criminalize abortion now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade. Several other states are likely to enact similar laws.

By Caroline Kitchener, Kevin Schaul, N. Kirkpatrick, Daniela Santamariña and Lauren TierneyJune 25, 2022

Roe is gone. How will state abortion restrictions affect IVF and more?

Our research suggests that both Republicans and Democrats want to preserve infertility care, although some laws could have unintended consequences.

By Erin Heidt-Forsythe, Nicole Kalaf-Hughes and Heather Silber Mohamed June 25, 2022

A Thurgood Marshall opinion offers another path to secure legal abortion

After Dobbs, feminist lawyers need new and expanded arguments.

By Kathryn Kish SklarJune 25, 2022

GOP governors in four blue states pledge to uphold right to seek abortion

New Hampshire's Chris Sununu, Maryland's Larry Hogan, Massachusetts's Charlie Baker and Vermont's Phil Scott govern with a relatively light touch on social issues.

By Andrew Jeong and James BikalesJune 25, 2022

Biden, other critics fear Thomas’s ‘extreme’ position on contraception

“In future cases, we should reconsider all of this Court’s substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell,” Thomas wrote, also referring to the rights to same-sex relationships and marriage equality, respectively.

By Meryl Kornfield, Timothy Bella and Amy B WangJune 24, 2022