Conservatives on Supreme Court, as Expected, End Nationwide Right to Abortion

The 6-3 decision, telegraphed in May by an unprecedented leak of a draft opinion, eliminates the right to abortion as if it never existed at all.

Five Things to Know Now That the Supreme Court Has Overturned Roe v. Wade  

By undoing that landmark decision, the law of the land since 1973, the court has empowered states to set their own abortion restrictions — so where people live will determine their level of access.

‘It’s Not a Haven’: With Limited Capacity for Abortion Care, Minnesota Clinics Brace for Influx

In Minnesota, where abortion rights are protected by the state’s constitution, legal doesn't necessarily mean accessible. The state has just eight clinics that provide abortions, and both providers and advocates say resources available aren’t enough to meet demand as nearby states reduce abortion access.

Perspective

After Two Ectopic Pregnancies, I Fear What Might Happen Without Roe v. Wade

A journalism professor’s four failed pregnancies forced her to use procedures or drugs that could soon be difficult to turn to.

A Post-‘Roe’ World in Georgia Will Mean More Restrictions — And More Political Battles

Abortion will almost certainly face new restrictions in Georgia. Patients will have a harder time finding services, and providers will have to figure out how to navigate the new landscape. Meanwhile, abortion opponents see the moment as an opportunity to put further restrictions on the procedure.

Podcast

'What the Health?’ Special Edition: Supreme Court Overturns ‘Roe’

It was expected, but the reality was still jarring: The Supreme Court has formally overturned Roe v. Wade, erasing the nearly 50-year-old guarantee of abortion rights nationwide. Joanne Kenen of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Sarah Varney of KHN, and Laurie Sobel, associate director for women’s health policy at KFF, join KHN’s Julie Rovner for this special episode to talk about the decision and what happens next for reproductive health care.

Special Coverage

Diagnosis: Debt

Diagnosis: Debt

100 million people in America are saddled with health care debt.

Patients for Profit

When Private Equity Comes for Rural Hospitals

Noble Health swept into two small Missouri towns promising to save their hospitals. Within two years — after taking millions in federal covid relief and big administrative fees — it locked the doors.

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Look Up Your Hospital

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Race Is Often Used as Medical Shorthand for How Bodies Work

Some doctors want to change that.

As Biden Fights Overdoses, Harm Reduction Groups Face Local Opposition

The Biden administration’s latest plan to address opioid overdose deaths includes $30 million for harm reduction measures, but many conservative states don’t allow them.

Long Wait for Justice

People in jail face delays for mental health care before they can stand trial.

Which of Trump’s Health Policies Will Biden Reverse?

 

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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Supreme Court Overturns ‘Roe’

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‘The Roll Over?’

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