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Supreme Court Overturning of Roe v. Wade: Home

Compilation of select federal responses to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decision overturning Roe v. Wade. A special thanks to Kelly Smith, of UC San Diego, for intially gathering many of the documents in this guide.

Special Thanks to UC San Diego

We want to thank Kelly L. Smith, Government Information Librarian at UC San Diego, for initially creating this excellent guide and sharing it with the depository community on July 27, 2022.  Her hard work compiling these resources is very much appreciated. 

Follow this link to view her guide at UC San Diego.

Supreme Court Overturning of Roe v. Wade

On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark decision that affirmed a constitutional right to abortion, and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey (1992), which reaffirmed that right.

Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization is the case that led to the reversal of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey. SCOTUSblog provides extensive coverage of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, with texts of proceedings and orders from March 2020 to the June 24th decision, along with multiple articles. Both decisions can also be found at Justia.

Justice Alito wrote the majority opinion in Dobbs, which was joined by Justices Thomas, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Barrett. Chief Justice Roberts concurred (p. 136) in the judgment, but did not support overturning Roe. Justices Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan dissented; their minority opinion starts at page 148 of the decision.

Focus of this Research Guide

This guide features Federal and State government documents regarding the Supreme Court overturning of Roe v. Wade. 

If you would like assistance finding additional government information on this subject please contact the Federal Depository Coordinator, Beth Callahan, at 817/257-7669 or