2022-06-27 12:35:58

Overturning Roe: Slavery, Abortion, Maternal Mortality and the Disparate Effect on Women of Color

The conservative-led Supreme Court ruled 6 to 3 on Friday to uphold a Republican-backed Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, while voting 5 to 4 to overturn Roe v. Wade. Chief Justice John Roberts supported upholding the Mississippi law but not overturning Roe. Nine states have already banned abortion since Friday, and 17 more states are expected to do so soon. Democracy NOW! speaks with Michele Goodwin, chancellor's professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, whose new piece for The New York Times is headlined "No, Justice Alito, Reproductive Justice Is in the Constitution." #DemocracyNow

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