SCOTUS, Roe v. Wade, Abortion Rights – all in the news

The news media is saturated with op-eds, articles, postulations, and critiques of the leaked SCOTUS draft opinion reversing Roe v. Wade!

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I felt it was best to not try to summarize them but rather to compile some of them and let you pick those you might want to read. Below are a VERY FEW. If you have good ones, please add in comments.

Does it matter that most Americans want to keep Roe v. Wade? ”
The Point: The Supreme Court is meant to exist outside of politics. But the reality falls well short of that — especially in recent years.
The Point with Chris Cillizza (CNN)

“Beyond its terrible implications for abortion rights, the leaked Supreme Court opinion would upend a long settled system of values.”
The Briefing: “Alito’s Draft an Attack on Rights Beyond Abortion”

Michael Waldman, Brennan Center for Justice

“It’s not surprising, but it’s still shocking”
Cruel Intemperance

Dan Rather and Elliot Kirschner, Steady

“A draft opinion … suggests Republican-appointed justices could use their new power to deliver what conservative legal activists have spent decades trying to accomplish: a full and complete reversal of Roe v. Wade.”
Abortion Rights on the Brink

What Matters, by Zachary Wolf (CNN)

“If this leaked draft opinion is the final decision and this reporting is accurate, it would be completely inconsistent with what Justice (Neil) Gorsuch and Justice (Brett) Kavanaugh said in their hearings and in our meetings in my office,” Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine.
What justices said to get confirmed vs. what’s in the draft opinion overturning Roe.

What Matters, by Zachary Wolf (NCC)

How the writer of Roe V. Wade decision might look at the draft opinion – a discussion with Edward Lazarus, clerk to Justice Harry Blackmun, author of Roe v. Wade decision.
Supreme Court privacy vs. your right to privacy

What Matters, by Zachary Wolf (CNN)

Implications of overturn on Roe on IVF and Birth Control:

Overturn of Roe could make IVF more complicated, costly.
“State laws expected to unleash ‘a whole cascade of questions and problems.'”

The Washington Post, Ariana Eunjung Cha and Emily Wax-Thibodeaux

“News that the Supreme Court is on the cusp of overturning Roe v. Wade is sounding alarms for an unexpected part of the population: people looking to get pregnant and the doctors who are helping them.”
Overturning Roe could have major repercussions for IVF treatments, fertility experts warn.

Politics, Jessica Schneider and Tierney Sneed (CNN)

If Roe Goes, Could Birth Control Be Next?
“But just how could Roe’s fall imperil other reproductive rights, and what other effects might it have on women’s health care? Here’s what people are saying.”

Debatable, Spencer Bokat-Lindell, NY Times

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