Alexia Korberg, Daniella Lorenzo and Tatiana Laing assess the struggles to protect reproduction rights in the US

US abortion rights have been relatively stable for the last half-century since the Supreme Court recognized in the landmark case Roe v. Wade [1973] 410 US 113 that the constitutional “right of privacy. . . is broad enough to encompass a woman’s decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy”.

Although the US Supreme Court has repeatedly affirmed this core principle in a series of cases over the subsequent decades, the current Supreme Court, with its 6-3 conservative majority, has recently signaled it may revisit this foundational constitutional right, upon which over than two generations of Americans have relied.   

Abortion rights, historically

Abortion was legal ...

Alexia Korberg
Litigation Partner
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton

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