With This Week’s Abortion Case, Supreme Court Faces Grim Reality of Overturning Roe

“No one should be forced to undergo an experience that puts their life at risk, simply because a state politician wants that to happen,” says Alison Tanner, senior counsel at the National Women’s Law Center, which is representing Farmer in two federal complaints over the hospitals’ refusal to treat her. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear Moyle v. United States, a case concerning exactly what happened to Farmer: Can state abortion bans force women to delay the inevitable end of a pregnancy, putting their health and lives on the line?