Headline RoundupMay 3rd, 2022

Will Your State Ban Abortion if the Supreme Court Overturns Roe v Wade?

Summary from the AllSides News Team

The Supreme Court has voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, according to a draft opinion obtained by Politico (Lean Left bias). What will this mean for abortion access where you live?

The Supreme Court confirmed the authenticity of the draft opinion, written by Justice Samuel Alito. The vote on overturning Roe was reportedly 5-4, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the court’s 3 liberal justices. Both pro-life and pro-choice demonstrators gathered Monday night at the Supreme Court and in cities around the country.

Without Roe, state governments will determine their own abortion policies. While many states like California and New York have laws protecting abortion rights, many others have “trigger” laws that would automatically ban all or nearly all abortions. Texas’ trigger law, for instance, would make performing an abortion a felony. 

Coverage of the Supreme Court’s leaked draft opinion dominated headlines across the spectrum Tuesday morning. Left and center-rated outlets were more likely to publish maps of state abortion laws. Coverage from the right focused more on the leaking of the draft opinion. 

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