Many people have strong opinions about abortion – especially in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade. But what really drives people’s abortion attitudes?
Roe v. Wade
To codify Roe for all Americans, Congress would need to pass a law that would provide the same protections that Roe did. It would be binding for all states.
The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the constitutional right to abortion had been indicated via a leaked draft opinion some weeks ago, but that doesn’t diminish the impact it will have.
Privacy is the foundation of many constitutional protections for our most important, sensitive and intimate activities. If the right to privacy is eroded, many of the rights may also be in danger.
Newly leaked documents appear to show that the U.S. Supreme Court is likely to overturn Roe v. Wade. If Roe were to be undone, 26 states will likely ban or severely restrict abortions.