After the Alabama Senate’s recent abortion ban and the abortion restrictions passed by other conservative states, many antiabortion organizations look hopefully to the restriction cases already at the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court will most likely take a gradual approach to the issue in the fall, wrote Washington Post reporter Robert Barnes but a lot can be done through incremental limits to the procedure. Barnes, quoted Louise Melling, the deputy legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union and director of its reproductive rights center, to demonstrate the significance of these restrictions.
“It is a mistake to think the only thing that matters is waking up to a headline that says ‘Supreme Court reverses Roe v. Wade,’ ”Melling said. “We should be having this conversation about Roe, but we should also be having the conversation about how, instead of reversing Roe, the court is dramatically chipping away at it.”
Both anti-abortion and abortion supporters agree that the court can significantly limit abortion in America without overturning Roe v. Wade, and pro-life organizations see this as hope for the future.