The Court’s Abortion Ruling, Explained
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The Court’s Abortion Ruling, Explained

In a staggering decision the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, stripping away 50 years of an established right to an abortion for women and girls in America. In this conversation Ben Wittes, editor in chief of Lawfare and a Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution, breaks down the ruling. He offers a calm and sober explanation of what it means for pregnant people in states that will ban abortion, and what other rights might fall as a result of this decision. We also discuss what the effort to re-establish abortion rights in America might look like.

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