Evert Nelson / The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP On Friday, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, leaving it up to individual states to decide whether abortion is legal within their borders. As of 5 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, nine states have already banned or restricted the procedure, and by the end of July, at … Read more
In this edition of the FiveThirtyEight Politics Podcast, Senior Legal Reporter Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux joins Galen Druke to discuss the Supreme Court Justices’ arguments for the overthrow of Roe v. Wade on where the legal debate goes next and how this decision contrasts with and complements the US public opinion on abortion.
The Supreme Court just ruled Roe v. Wade lifted. To date, the right to abortion has been protected by the US Constitution, which meant state legislatures could not outlaw the procedure if they wanted to. Now states have a free hand to ban abortion, restrict abortion, and regulate abortion. What happens next? Here are the … Read more
Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc. via Getty Images A common assumption in the debate surrounding the fall of Roe v. Wade, who established the constitutional right to abortion in 1973, is that there are only two sides. On one side, the thinking goes, are those who think abortion should be legal and that Roe should be … Read more
PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY FIVETHIRTYEIGHT / GETTY IMAGES This is the first entry in a series tracking what it’s like to open an all trimester abortion clinic in the US as abortion rights are curtailed. At the end of last year, Dr. Diane Horvath and Morgan Nuzzo that they wanted to take the plunge and start … Read more
Yasin Ozturk / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Americans have the constitutional right to abortion, reinforced by the US Supreme Court’s landmark 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade was long taken for granted. For most of the fall of 2021, Democrats, and especially Republicans, still thought Roe would most likely remain the state’s law for … Read more
GETTY IMAGES Has modern birth control made abortions a thing of the past? The lawyers for the state of Mississippi want to accuse the US Supreme Court of this. In a brief in the pending case that could overturn abortion rights nationwide, Mississippi attorneys wrote“[E]While abortion was once viewed critically as an alternative to contraception, … Read more
PHOTOILLUSTRATION BY EMILY SCHERER/GETTY IMAGES There are certain divisions in the American electorate that we keep coming back to to explain why people think and vote the way they do. Age, gender, race, education – you know the drill. But other, harder-to-spot departments can be just as important, if not more so. These hidden departments … Read more
In this edition of the FiveThirtyEight Politics Podcast, the crew discusses what kind of laws states might adopt if Roe v. Wade being overturned and how these new laws would align with public opinion. They also discuss recent polls showing President Biden has done so disproportionately lost support among traditionally democratic constituencies.
Late Monday, we learned that the Supreme Court may be ready to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that established the constitutional right to abortion. Abortion is a thorny issue in American life. It’s not something people like to talk about, and it’s not something people know that much about. Because of that, … Read more