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Supreme Court Justices Will Decide If Abortion Rights Survive. Here’s Where They Stand

The most important abortion case in a generation will be argued Wednesday before the nation’s top court. These nine justices will decide the outcome.

    
Photographer: Samuel Corum/Bloomberg

The fate of abortion rights in the U.S. rests with a Supreme Court that now has a 6-3 conservative majority. Three of the six conservatives were appointed by then-President Donald Trump, who promised during his first campaign to nominate only anti-abortion justices.

The court will hear arguments Wednesday in a Mississippi appeal that asks the court to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide. Mississippi is defending its ban on abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, a far more stringent restriction than any the Supreme Court has previously upheld.