Supreme Court will hear direct challenge to Roe v. Wade

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The Supreme Court announced on Monday that it will reconsider the right to an abortion it established almost 50 years ago, agreeing to review Mississippi’s ban on the procedure after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

The court’s decision to take a case directly challenging Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide, suggests that the court’s new 6-3 conservative majority is ready to eliminate or, more likely, curtail the right to terminate a pregnancy.

In a one-line order, the

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