Supreme Court to Rule on Abortion in Mississippi11/30/2021 Both sides are telling the Supreme Court there’s no middle ground in Wednesday’s showdown over abortion. The justices can either reaffirm the constitutional right to an abortion or wipe it away altogether. The 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade ruling is facing its most serious challenge in 30 years. A ruling that overturned Roe would lead to outright bans or severe restrictions on abortion in 26 states. The case being argued comes from Mississippi, where a 2018 law would ban abortions after 15 weeks.