Who Wins a Supreme Court Abortion Fight?
The cornerstone of the modern abortion rights movement is under siege.
Twelve states have passed laws banning abortions at 20 or fewer weeks after conception, all directly flaunting the legal precedent set by the landmark 1973 Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court ruling. The most stringent law is in North Dakota, which has banned the practice after six weeks.
Six of those laws have been partially or fully blocked by the courts (including North Dakota’s), and more challenges are likely to come.
As they do, all signs point to a march that will take the issue to the steps of the Supreme Court.
What is less clear is who will win.
“If four of the members want to take the case, they’ll take it,” Peter Hoffa, an American history professor at the University of Georgia, told ABC News. “There are four members of the court now who feel that Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided.”