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Abortion Providers Warn of ‘Chaos’ If Supreme Court Rejects Roe v. Wade

  • Filing comes in Mississippi case that could topple precedents
  • Fallout would be ‘swift and certain,’ abortion providers say
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Abortion-rights advocates told the U.S. Supreme Court that “chaos” will reign if the justices overturn constitutional protections, arguing that women will be left without a way to legally end pregnancies in much of the country.

In a court filing Monday, reproductive-rights groups said a decision upholding Mississippi’s ban after 15 weeks of pregnancy would have a devastating impact even if the court doesn’t explicitly overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, which legalized abortion nationwide. The organizations represent Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the state’s only abortion facility.