Joe and Others after ‘Roe’

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the discourse surrounding the leak of the draft Dobbs opinion:

“Overturning Roe, of course, wouldn’t put an end to abortion in this country. As momentous and necessary a victory as it would be, the contest over abortion would move to other battlefields – state legislatures, mostly, but also Congress. The assumption has long been that returning abortion policy to the states would produce a varied – but, on the whole, more moderate – set of abortion policies than were allowed under Roe. This may, in fact, be exactly what happens. But it won’t happen automatically. And it won’t happen without a lot of effort and courage at the local and state levels.”

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