Why can’t the Court overturn “Roe v. Wade”?

Arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization will happen next month. Some people assume the Court will let stand its 1973 decision legalizing abortion out of respect for judicial precedent. But the Court has a history of changing course when it knows a precedent is wrong.
 

 

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