How has Supreme Court ruled on abortion decisions in the past?

The Supreme Court’s membership and views on abortion legislation have changed significantly over the past half-century.

WASHINGTON — A look at some of the most important Supreme Court abortion rulings of the past 50 years. During this time, the composition of the court and views on abortion regulations have changed.

1973 – The court legalizes abortion nationwide in the landmark Roe v. Calf.

1976 – The court reverses a Missouri statute requiring a married woman to obtain her husband’s consent to an abortion.

1986 – The court overturns portions of a Pennsylvania law it said sought to intimidate women into continuing pregnancy by, among other things, requiring them to be informed of the risks associated with abortion.

1989 – The court refuses to overrule Roe but allows greater state regulation of abortion.

1992 – The court reiterates its decision in Roe, saying states cannot prohibit abortion before viability, the point at which a fetus can survive outside the womb, about 24 weeks after pregnancy.

2000 – The court reverses a Nebraska statute barring an abortion procedure during the second trimester of pregnancy. The law did not provide for an exception to the ban for the health of pregnant women.

2007 – In a decision that weakens Roe, the court upholds the Congressional Prohibition of Partial Abortion Act of 2003, which is similar to the Nebraska statute.

2016 – In its strongest defense of abortion rights in 25 years, the court overturns Texas regulations that force clinics to maintain hospital-like standards and force doctors to have admission privileges at nearby hospitals.

2020 – A more conservative court overturns a Louisiana law almost identical to the Texas law it struck down in 2016.

2021 – The court refuses to take emergency action and enacts a Texas law banning abortions at about six weeks.

2022 – The court overturns Roe v. Wade, ending almost 50 years of constitutional protections for abortion. How has Supreme Court ruled on abortion decisions in the past?

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