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Can Roe v. Wade be saved? She’s among a group making a case to the supreme court.

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UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 23: The U.S. Supreme Court building reflects in a rain puddle in Washington on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021.

A prominent Northeastern University legal scholar joined the fight to preserve access to abortions this week, filing a brief that urges the Supreme Court to uphold Roe v. Wade amid growing conservative momentum to upend the 1973 ruling.

Martha F. Davis, who teaches constitutional law and human rights advocacy at Northeastern, led a team of international and comparative legal academics in an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to strike down Mississippi legislation banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Davis and her colleagues argue that a pregnant person’s access to abortion under Roe v. Wade is in line with laws of other liberal democracies across the globe.

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