If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy, you are probably wondering how the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade affects your state. Read this article for the significance of the ruling and how it affects abortion access moving forward. With many things circulating, we want to separate fact from fiction.
What Does It Mean That Roe v. Wade Was Overturned?
In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court opinion on Roe v. Wade found elective abortion (an abortion without meeting medical criteria) to be covered by the “right to privacy” clause of the Constitution.
With the 2022 overruling of Roe in the Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the court determined that elective abortion access is not covered by the Constitution. Each individual state now has the authority to restrict or provide elective abortion access.
Is Access to Women’s Healthcare Now Limited?
The court decision does not affect women’s healthcare services, such as STD testing and medically necessary care.
If a woman has a high-risk or ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, or natural miscarriage, her treatment options will remain the same.
Are You Considering Abortion?
In West Virginia, abortion is banned in almost all circumstances. If you are considering traveling for an abortion, it’s important to schedule a pregnancy testing appointment first. If you receive a positive result, we can confirm your pregnancy using ultrasound.
An ultrasound is the only way to know if your pregnancy is viable (healthy and progressing), how far along you are, and if the pregnancy is located within your uterus.These details are a huge part in the decision making process before deciding on abortion.
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