Supreme Court to Hear Abortion Case Challenging Roe v. Wade

Adam Liptak

Document Publication: The New York Times Online

Publication Date: May 19, 2021

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday plunged back into the contentious debate over abortion, agreeing to hear a case that will give its newly expanded conservative majority an opportunity to pare back the constitutional right to abortion established nearly a half century ago in Roe v. Wade.


Previous abortion cases have considered restrictions on who can perform the procedure, what kinds of standards clinics must meet and what methods are permissible. The new case will address a far more fundamental issue, said Father Frank Pavone, the national director of Priests for Life.

“This is not a case simply on regulations of the procedure or the places where it is performed,” he said in a statement. “This goes right to the matter of prohibitions on abortion, or, as we would say, protections of the baby.”

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