Explainer-How could abortion be prosecuted in the U.S.?

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By Tom Hals WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to strike down the 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that established a nationwide right to an abortion, clearing the way for the procedure to be banned or tightly restricted in 26 states. Below is a look at penalties abortion providers could face in a post-Roe world and whether the laws could apply to women seeking abortions. WHO COULD BE PROSECUTED? The abortion bans that would go into effect would prosecute providers, such as doctors, or pharmacists who provide abortion-inducing pills. If Roe is overturned, a Texas l…

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