READ: Supreme Court Opinion Striking Down Roe v. Wade

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
June 24, 2022 Updated: June 26, 2022

The Supreme Court on June 24 struck down Roe v. Wade.

The court, in a 6–3 ruling powered by its conservative majority, upheld a Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy and to overturn Roe. Chief Justice John Roberts concurred with the court’s conservatives, but argued he would have upheld the Mississippi law without taking the additional step of erasing the Roe precedent altogether.

In addition to the majority opinion and the dissent, there were three concurring opinions—one authored by Justice Clarence Thomas, one authored by Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and one authored by Justice John Roberts.

See all of the opinions below:

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.