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Abortion rights activists protest the overturning of the Roe vs Wade decision in Portland, Oregon, on 24 June. Photo: John Rudoff/AFP

‘Tests of viability’ of foetus in US constitutional cases and ‘Wednesbury unreasonableness’  

On 24 June 2022 a majority of the members of the United States Supreme Court in the case of Dobbs v Jackson Women Health Organization overruled a 49-year-old ruling Roe v Wade, also decided by a different bench of the Supreme Court on 22 January 1973.

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