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6 political questions after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade

Added 06-26-22 09:07:01pm EST - “There are lots of questions about what happens now after the Supreme Court's ruling on Roe v. Wade. Here are six that have political implications.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “6 political questions after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Thousands of abortion-rights activists gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court after it overturned the landmark Roe v Wade case and erased a federal right to an abortion. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

Thousands of abortion-rights activists gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court after it overturned the landmark Roe v Wade case and erased a federal right to an abortion.

It's hard to overstate the importance of what the Supreme Court did Friday with its outright overturning of Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that made abortion legal in this country nearly 50 years ago.

"It's the legal equivalent of a nuclear bomb," NPR's Nina Totenberg, the dean of Supreme Court reporters, noted, adding that it's possible this ruling opens the door for the potential "for undoing other areas of personal autonomy," from contraception to interracial marriage.

The Supreme Court is leaving it to the states to decide how to regulate – or outlaw – abortion. Twenty-two states have trigger laws in place that will outlaw abortion immediately.

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