Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion 

Updated at 1:15 p.m.

THE SUPREME COURT has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years — a decision by its conservative majority to overturn the court's landmark abortion cases. Friday’s outcome overturning Roe v. Wade is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states. / STEVE HELBER / ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. Friday's outcome is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states.  The decision, unthinkable just a few years ago, was…

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