To understand the full impact of the historic overturning of Roe v. Wade, you’ll want to make sure you know what the ruling means nationwide and then for the state of Ohio, specifically.
What Did the Supreme Court’s Overruling Mean?
In 1973, the existing Supreme Court ruled that a woman’s right to abortion was included in the U.S. Constitution when outlining an individual’s right to privacy.
In June 2022, the current Supreme Court struck down this ruling due to a lack of historical precedence. This change in federal law returned the authority to regulate abortion access to individual states.
What Does the Supreme Court’s Overruling Mean for Women?
It depends on your location to determine which options are eligible for you. As a result, some states increased abortion access measures while others have banned abortion completely.
Whether through state constitution amendments voted on by citizens or elected officials speaking on behalf of citizens, the right to abortion now rests in the hands of each state.
For example, the state of Ohio passed a law that banned abortion at 6-weeks gestational age, but this was put on hold indefinitely by a judge in the lower court, so abortion is currently legal up to 22 weeks gestational age.
Questions on Your Options?
Here at the Pregnancy Resource Center of Athens County, we offer support and the opportunity to discuss your options during a very daunting time.
We believe in providing evidence-based education to help you find answers and empower you with the knowledge to move forward confidently.
Contact us today for a no-cost, confidential appointment.