Rolling back Roe v Wade

The US Supreme Court leaked a draft opinion foretelling the end of Roe v Wade, a law that keeps abortion legal across the United States.

People participate in a protest in Foley Square, New York City.
People participate in a protest in New York's Foley Square after the leak of a draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito preparing for a majority of the court to overturn the landmark Roe v Wade abortion rights decision later this year [Jeenah Moon/Reuters]

Last week, the world got a glimpse of what is likely the end of Roe v Wade, the United States Supreme Court decision that has protected women’s right to abortion across the country for almost half a century.

What will it all mean for women and democracy in the US? This episode of The Take looks for answers.

In this episode: 

Amanda Becker (@AmandaBecker), Washington correspondent for @The19thNews

Amber Gavin, vice-president of advocacy and operations at A Woman’s Choice Inc  (@womanschoiceinc)

This episode was produced by Amy Walters with Negin Owliaei, Ruby Zaman, Ney Alvarez, Alexandra Locke, and Malika Bilal. Alex Roldan is our sound designer. Ben Swire helped with this episode. Aya Elmileik and Adam Abou-Gad are our engagement producers.

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Source: Al Jazeera