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Here's what the end of Roe v. Wade means for abortion rights in Montana

Abortion-rights advocates demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court last December as it heard a case that could strike down the constitutional right to abortion. Economists say decades of research show that doing so would limit women's economic prospects.
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Abortion-rights advocates demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court last December as it heard a case that could strike down the constitutional right to abortion. The court on Friday ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade and end the constitutional protection to abortion.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday released a ruling overturning federal protections for abortion access. Now, it’ll be up to individual states to decide how to regulate abortion, whether that’s through restrictions or bans.

Yellowstone Public Radio’s Jess Sheldahl spoke with MTPR’s Statehouse reporter Shaylee Ragar about how today’s historic decision might affect Montana.

Shaylee is a UM Journalism School student. She reports and helps produce Montana Evening News on MTPR.