Roe v. Wade and the future of reproductive rights in AmericaThe Supreme Court could overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, a move that would effectively end federal protection for abortion rights.
Roe v. Wade and the future of reproductive rights in America
With Roe v. Wade primed to be overruled, people seeking abortions could soon face new barriers in many states. Researcher Diana Greene Foster documented what happens when someone is denied an abortion in The Turnaway Study.
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Abortion-rights demonstrators march to the house of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito in Alexandria, Va. The governors of Virginia and Maryland are calling on the Justice Department to tighten security at the homes of the Supreme Court justices who live in their states, as abortion-rights supporters continue to protest.
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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., blamed Democrats for the declining trust in the Supreme Court in an interview with NPR. "The Supreme Court is not broken and doesn't need fixing," he said.
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Copper IUDs are a highly effective method of contraception. Some abortion rights opponents express moral objections to IUDs and other birth control methods.
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Maison Des Champs climbed Salesforce Tower in San Francisco last Tuesday morning. He is climbing buildings across the country to raise money for groups that work to convince women to not have abortions.
An attendee holds her child during A Texas Rally for Abortion Rights at Discovery Green in Houston, Texas, on May 7. Recently passed laws make abortion illegal after about six weeks into a pregnancy.
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An abortion-rights protester holds up a sign during a demonstration in front of the Supreme Court on Saturday in Washington, D.C. Less than a week since the leaked draft of the Court's potential decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, protesters on both sides of the abortion debate continue to demonstrate in front of the building which has been fortified by a temporary fence.
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A leaked draft opinion in the Supreme Court case Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization has placed uncertainty on the future of abortion rights in the United States. As written, the opinion would overturn Roe v. Wade protections. We at Short Wave were immediately curious about the data behind abortions: What happens when pregnant people are denied abortions?
The Turnaway Study: What The Research Says About Abortion
A counter-protestor holds a large cross during a youth pro-abortion rights rally outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on May 5, following the leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade.
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Caroline McDonald, left, a student at Georgetown University, Lauren Morrissey, with Catholics for Choice, and Pamela Huber, of Washington, join a abortion-rights rally outside the Supreme Court, Monday, Nov. 1, 2021.