Bloomberg Law
May 4, 2022, 8:45 AM

Alito Draft Would Allow for Sweeping State Action on Abortion

Madison Alder
Madison Alder
Lydia Wheeler
Lydia Wheeler
Senior Reporter

States would be free to enact virtually any legislation limiting access and criminalizing abortion if the reasoning in a draft Supreme Court opinion aiming to overturn Roe v. Wade is adopted.

The leaked document authored by Justice Samuel Alito, for instance, could lead to restrictions that include potentially giving a fetus equal rights as a person.

Conveying so-called personhood could criminalize abortion, which would have a dramatic effect on people who want to end a pregnancy and those going through fertility treatments in order to have a baby, said Seema Mohapatra, a health law and bioethics professor at SMU Dedman ...

Learn more about Bloomberg Law or Log In to keep reading:

Learn About Bloomberg Law

AI-powered legal analytics, workflow tools and premium legal & business news.

Already a subscriber?

Log in to keep reading or access research tools.