26 June 2023 - One Year Without Roe v. Wade
Four ways the end of Roe v Wade has changed America
Robin Levinson-King (BBC News, 24/06/2023)
A year ago, the US Supreme Court delivered a historic ruling that ended the nationwide right to abortion, impacting the lives of millions of women and transforming the political landscape.
On 24 June, 2022, America's top court overturned the 1973 Roe v Wade ruling which had guaranteed women the right to an abortion up until the point of foetal viability, which is about 24 weeks.
How the repeal of Roe v. Wade transformed abortion rights-and a small Illinois town
Dana Tayor (USA Today, 25/06/2023)
As we pass the 1-year anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision that overturned Roe v Wade, we look at how the controversy over abortion rights has transformed Carbondale, Illinois. USA TODAY reporter Chris Kenning describes how this small blue dot in a sea of red has become a symbol of abortion rights in America today.
An Abortion Clinic One Year Later
Emily Witt (The New Yorker, 23/06/2023)
For more than two decades, the Red River Women’s Clinic, the only provider of abortion services in the state of North Dakota, occupied a small brick building in downtown Fargo. The clinic saw patients on Wednesdays, when an average of twenty to twenty-five people receiving abortions would arrive from places such as Minot, Bismarck, or Grand Forks.
Most Americans think overturning Roe was bad for the country
Philip Bump (The Washington Post, 22/06/2023)
A year ago Saturday, the Supreme Court presented one of the least-surprising decisions in its history: deciding for the defendant in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, it would revoke the protection to abortion access that had been established by Roe v. Wade.