Less than a month after the Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade in 1973, The Nation published an article supporting the decision. "Jane Roe" of Texas and "Mary Doe" of Georgia wanted abortions, but their states forbade them, and the women decided to challenge the illegality of the procedure. "They, and the seven Justices who voted in their favor, have performed a service of incalculable importance for American womanhood," wrote The Nation‘s editors. Still, the editors were wary of decision’s aftermath. "The Supreme Court decision does not go all the way," they wrote. "There will be renewed efforts to circumvent it."