On Friday, the US Supreme Court overturned its previous rulings granting a constitutional right to abortion. While five conservatives in the court supported Roe’s ouster, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in a unanimous opinion that he advocated maintaining the Mississippi statute without completely overturning the 49-year precedent. The three Liberals on the Supreme Court delivered a rare dissent written by three judges.
In this edition of the FiveThirtyEight Politics Podcast, legal reporter Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux speaks with Galen Druke about the arguments behind the judges’ opinions, where the legal debate is headed next, and how the decision contrasts with most Americans’ views on abortion.
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