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Demonstrators outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 1, 2021. Justices inside heard arguments in a case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, about a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks that seeks to overturn Roe v. Wade.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that established abortion as a constitutional right, allowing each state to set its own abortion laws and leading to a patchwork of access throughout the country. Read more»

Hundreds of high-school students rallied for abortion rights at the UA campus on Wednesday morning.

Students from at least a dozen schools, including nearby Tucson High, as well as University, Rincon, Pueblo High, and City high schools, left their classes and headed to the University of Arizona to demonstrate for abortion rights. Read more»

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration eased restrictions on abortion medications during the pandemic. Some lawmakers want to reverse that.

Since January, legislators in Arizona and at least 20 other states have proposed bills that would restrict or ban access to abortion pills approved more than two decades ago by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Read more»

The Supreme Court initially declined to block the law from going to effect but agreed in October to hear arguments from the abortion providers and the Biden administration, which is also challenging the law.

The Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday that medical licensing officials cannot enforce the state’s six-week ban on abortions, ending a federal challenge to the controversial law since licensing officials were the last remaining defendants in the suit. Read more»