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Saturday, August 18, 2018

New NBC Poll Shows Most Americans Support Roe Decision

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.


Most people think abortion is one of the most politically divisive issues of our time. But as it turns out, legal abortion in the U.S. isn’t very controversial at all.

A record-high majority of Americans — 71 percent — now say that they do not want the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, according to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll. Just 23 percent say they want the landmark 1973 decision on abortion to be overturned.

Support is especially high among Democrats (88 percent) and independents (76 percent) — but even 52 of Republicans think Roe v.

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What America Will Look Like After Roe V. Wade

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.


Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts hit the nail on the head last night when—after learning that Judge Brett Kavanaugh would be President Donald Trump’s second nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court—she asserted, in an e-mail, “Make no mistake: Brett Kavanaugh was chosen because conservatives are confident that he would overturn Roe v. Wade.” Bingo.

There are many right-to-privacy Supreme Court decisions that the Christian Right would love to see overturned, from 1965’s Griswold v. Connecticut (which struck down a Connecticut law forbidding the sale or use of contraceptives among married couples) to 2003’s Lawrence v.…

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Roe v. Wade Is Yesterday’s Fight

Reprinted with permission from Creators.


If the Supreme Court were to overturn Roe v. Wade, the right to an abortion might no longer be law of the land. But the ability to obtain one would remain a fact of the land. It might be harder to end a pregnancy in some states, but there would be no returning to the pre-Roe world.

That’s because a lot has changed since the 1973 decision. For all the passionate anti-abortion activism, Americans have been, if anything, moving toward greater acceptance. Support for making abortion illegal in all cases has fallen to 18 percent, down from 22 percent in 1976, according to Gallup polling.…

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