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Read the Supreme Court’s ruling overturning Roe v. Wade

The Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health.Chip Somodevilla/Getty

The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. Friday’s outcome is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states.

Read the court’s ruling: