What Are The Legal Implications If Roe Is Overturned : Consider This from NPR There are few issues as highly debated and emotionally charged as abortion.

And in the coming days, the Supreme Court will issue a ruling that could fundamentally change the landscape for abortion in the U.S.

The possibility that the court could strike down Roe v. Wade has raised all kinds of legal questions, as people consider what a post-Roe America might look like.

We asked members of the NPR audience what questions they had about abortion access and reproductive rights.

Khiara Bridges, a law professor at UC Berkeley who studies reproductive rights, and NPR's Sarah McCammon, who covers abortion policy, answer some of their questions.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

Q&A: If Abortion Is Illegal, What Happens Next?

Q&A: If Abortion Is Illegal, What Happens Next?

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There are few issues as highly debated and emotionally charged as abortion.

And in the coming days, the Supreme Court will issue a ruling that could fundamentally change the landscape for abortion in the U.S.

The possibility that the court could strike down Roe v. Wade has raised all kinds of legal questions, as people consider what a post-Roe America might look like.

We asked members of the NPR audience what questions they had about abortion access and reproductive rights.

Khiara Bridges, a law professor at UC Berkeley who studies reproductive rights, and NPR's Sarah McCammon, who covers abortion policy, answer some of their questions.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Mia Venkat and Wynne Davis. It was edited by Bridget Kelley and Sarah Handel. Our executive producer is Sami Yenigun.