Mississippi asks US Supreme Court to overturn abortion rights ruling
25 July 2021 | 6:56 am
The southern US state wants the Supreme Court to reverse the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling — which legalized abortion nationwide — and let states regulate abortion.
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