It’s been four days since the Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade — dismantling a constitutional right that’s been in place for a half-century and granting states the green light to ban abortion — and a lot has happened.
On Friday, the court’s conservative bloc flexed its muscle in the bombshell 5-4 ruling, underscoring the influence that the three newly confirmed justices, each nominated by President Donald Trump, may have on future decisions. In its opinion, the conservative majority went beyond resolving the case before the court, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, overturning the landmark abortion rights cases Roe and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.
Now, it’s up to states to decide whether abortion will remain legal or not. Each week, we’ll chronicle the major developments — from Congress to the White House, from policy moves in the states to public opinion during the midterms. Here are the first reactions from a post-Roe America: