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A Year Without Roe: Charting the Impact on America

The landmark decision has dramatically changed the landscape of abortion access in the U.S. Our reading list explores the scope of that change—and what we can expect ahead.

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This weekend marks the first anniversary of the Supreme Court reversing Roe v. Wade, overturning the constitutional right to abortion. In the year since the landmark decision, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, access to abortion in the U.S. has dramatically decreased. Most abortions are banned in 14 states, and 25 million women of childbearing age live in states where it is harder to get an abortion than before Roe was overturned. Pregnant people living in states where abortion is illegal now must travel long distances to access care, if they have the financial resources to do so.

Read on to learn who has been impacted, where the public stands on the issue, and what’s next for abortion access in the U.S.

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One Year Without Roe

Andrea González-Ramírez
The Cut

The overturning of Roe v. Wade has unleashed immense harm and suffering across the nation in the past year.