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Leaked Opinion Signals Overturn Of Abortion Law, Jeopardizes Integrity Of SCOTUS

May 05, 2022 View Original Article
  • Bias Rating

    10% Center

  • Reliability


  • Policy Leaning

    98% Extremely Conservative

  • Politician Portrayal

    -5% Negative

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

50% : These pro-life centers have been the target of pro-choice advocates for years, who want them defunded and heavily regulated.
48% : The high court addressed abortion law in 1992 in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which largely reaffirmed Roe but also expanded options for states to regulate abortion.
46% : The current status of the law is that abortion is legal for any reason until viability in North Carolina -- or after viability at an abortionist's discretion.
42% : Prior to that decision, North Carolina had already legalized abortion during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy in 1967.
40% : The leak, first reported by Politico, dates back to February and indicates that the high court may be preparing to overturn or drastically curtail the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision on abortion.
40% :Updating North Carolina's law would become a priority for pro-life advocates in a post-Roe world.
38% : In March 2019, federal District Court Judge William Osteen, in Bryant v. Woodall, struck down the 20-week ban on abortion because it didn't meet the requirements of Roe, which is viability and generally considered to be as early as 24 weeks.
34% : However, observers had expected the new conservative majority on the nation's highest court to strike a fatal blow to the Roe decision that compelled states to open access to abortion.
32% : Meanwhile, pro-choice advocates are hoping that North Carolina will become a "haven" for abortion if the nation's highest court overturns Roe.
26% : Tennessee, for example, has a "trigger" law on the books that would automatically outlaw abortion if Roe is overturned, while South Carolina has passed a fetal heartbeat bill that bans abortion after around six weeks.
25% : The draft opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito centers on the Dobbs v. Jackson case, which arises from a 2018 law in Mississippi that outlaws abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

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