The Supreme Court May Soon Face Its First Major Post-Roe Abortion Case

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A federal judge in Idaho sided with the Biden administration on Wednesday when he ruled that doctors who perform abortions in medical emergencies cannot be charged under Idaho’s abortion ban. A day earlier, a federal judge in Texas reached the opposite conclusion, ruling that the state can ban abortions performed during medical emergencies.

These conflicting district court decisions could end up provoking the Supreme Court to wade back into the abortion issue for the first time since its conservative supermajority overturned the 49-year old precedent of Roe v. Wade. If that happens, the court will either place some guardrails on the furious assault on abortion rights being waged by right-wing lawmakers nationwide, or give their efforts a bright-green light.

The Idaho and Texas cases come in response to

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