Inside the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade

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The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn abortion law in the U.S. rocked the nation, but the court’s conservative majority wasn’t unanimous. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal explains how Chief Justice Roberts responded to the decision and how the liberal dissent argues against creating a patchwork of laws across the nation.

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  • Work ‘has just begun,’ Ohio anti-abortion advocate says: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Work ‘has just begun,’ Ohio anti-abortion advocate says

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    Michael Gonidakis, president of Ohio Right to Life, has been working toward the goal of overturning Roe v. Wade for more than a decade. On the day when federal protections for abortion have been overturned, he joins Amna Nawaz to discuss the need for a robust social safety net in his state, where an injunction was just lifted on its six-week ban.

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    How the Supreme Court rewrote national abortion law

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    Today saw a tectonic shift on abortion rights. The U.S. Supreme Court remade the legal landscape, throwing out the precedent laid down 50 years ago in Roe v. Wade. John Yang explores the decision, the praise, the protest and how the day unfolded in Washington and around the nation.

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    What’s next in the legal battle over abortion?

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    An estimated 26 states are certain or likely to ban abortion following the Supreme Court’s ruling. What’s next in the legal battle over abortion? Mary Ziegler, law professor at the University of California and author of "Dollars for Life: The Anti Abortion Movement and the Fall of the Republican Establishment," joins John Yang to discuss the future of abortion laws.

  • An anti-abortion advocate on what comes after Roe: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    An anti-abortion advocate on what comes after Roe

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    After celebrating a victory in the Supreme Court, activists will work in every state to further restrict access to abortion according to Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America. Dannenfelser spoke with Judy Woodruff about public support for banning abortion and how states should support women and children in post-Roe America.

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    Capehart and Gerson on the end of Roe v. Wade

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    Washington Post associate editor Jonathan Capehart and Washington Post opinion columnist Michael Gerson join Judy Woodruff to discuss what the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn abortion rights means to the nation in a moment of great political and cultural discord.

  • Advocate predicts worsening Black maternal mortality crisis: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Advocate predicts worsening Black maternal mortality crisis

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    As abortion is banned in many parts of the U.S., it is “unconscionable” to ask states’ pandemic-strapped health care systems to absorb more patients, said Kelly Davis, executive director of New Voices for Reproductive Justice. Davis joins Amna Nawaz to discuss the realities and growing burdens facing many women who seek abortions, and why it’s not so simple as vowing to increase support.

  • Now is the time to fight back, abortion rights advocate says: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Now is the time to fight back, abortion rights advocate says

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    No one gets to stay neutral in this moment, Alexis McGill Johnson President of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund says in the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. Johnson says abortion rights advocates are mobilizing to fight the “extremism” behind nationwide efforts to ban abortion.

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