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S. 3713: Reproductive Choice Act

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They’re really wade-ing into controversial territory.


A coalition of states led by Mississippi is asking the Supreme Court to overturn its 1973 decision Roe v. Wade, which found a nationwide constitutional right to abortion. In December 2021, the Court heard oral arguments in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.

If the decision goes Mississippi’s way, that doesn’t mean abortion would instantly become *illegal *nationwide. But 12 states currently have so-called “trigger laws” that would automatically ban (or nearly ban) all abortions if Roe is overturned and other individual states could then ban the practice, which at least 20 states seem poised to.

The current Court’s nine members comprise a conservative-leaning majority of at least five — and sometimes six — justices, depending on the question …

Sponsor and status

Susan Collins

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Maine. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 28, 2022
Length: 3 pages
Feb 28, 2022
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Feb 28, 2022

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1 Cosponsor (1 Republican)

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Feb 28, 2022

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