Slideshow: Two Years Post-Roe, Abortion Landscape Remains Uneven


On the second anniversary of the overturning of Roe v Wade, check out recent coverage on abortion and contraceptive access.

On this day 2 years ago, the Supreme Court convened to overturn Roe v Wade. The ruling in the case Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization eliminated the federal standard to allow abortions up to fetal viability and exacerbated a divide across the US.

Thirteen states had "trigger laws" ready that instantly banned abortion upon the decision.1 Since then, restrictions on the procedure have expanded to nearly 2 dozen states.

At the same time, ballot measures on abortion rights have favored access to abortion in every election since the Supreme Court's decision.2 What's more, protests in widespread support of the practice have swept the nation and continue to do so.

The national split on abortion has sustained both social and political battles, especially ahead of the upcoming presidential election. With restricted access to safe and legal abortion services, women's health suffers disproportionately.

Pharmacists, as the most accessible health care professionals, should be aware of recent changes in abortion to best serve their patients and direct them to appropriate resources. Check out recent coverage of abortion and contraceptive access for the most up-to-date information on the post-Roe landscape.

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1. Nash E, Guarnieri I. 13 states have abortion trigger bans—here's what happens when Roe is overturned. Guttmacher Institute. June 6, 2022. Accessed June 24, 2024.
2. Terkel A, Wu J. Abortion rights have won in every election since Roe v. Wade was overturned. NBC. August 9, 2023. Accessed June 24, 2024.
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