Agree to Disagree: Is It Right to End Roe?
The Supreme Court is poised to make a decision so controversial that even a leaked draft majority opinion can send shock waves across the nation. In 98-pages, Justice Alito decried Roe v. Wade as “egregiously wrong from the start," declared no right to abortion can be found in the Constitution, and sent abortion laws back to the states — about half of which have "trigger laws" that will ban abortion almost immediately upon Roe's demise. Exactly how likely is this draft opinion to become the law of the land? What would overturning such a landmark ruling mean for the Court as an institution? And are the Justices ultimately correct in holding that Roe was simply wrong?
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For the motion: Sarah Isgur, an attorney, political strategist, and former spokesperson for the Department of Justice.
Against the motion: Mary Ziegler, an expert on the law, history, and politics of reproduction, health care, and conservatism in the United States from 1945 to the present.