Abortion Bans and Medicine

How Abortion Laws are Impacting Medical Training and Practice

Since the landmark decision by the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v Wade, the landscape of abortion care in the US has changed dramatically. The case, known as Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization, upheld a Mississippi law that banned all abortions after 15 weeks gestation. In the course of doing so, they overturned decades of precedent that had held restricting abortion to be a violation of a woman’s right to privacy.