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Today with Dr. Kaye: Roe v. Wade and reproductive rights

Dr. Loren Henderesen, an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Public Health at UMBC and Aishah Shahidah Simmons, an award-winning Black feminist lesbian cultural worker, join Dr. Kaye to discuss what could happen if Roe v. Wade is overturned.

(AP)—The bombshell leak of a draft opinion suggesting the Supreme Court is poised to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade case legalizing abortion nationwide has set the country on course for an even more polarized and fluctuating landscape of abortion rights.

Almost immediately, Republicans who had fostered a decades-long push to end abortion rights cheered Roe’s potential fall.

Democrats vowed to fight the possible loss of a constitutional right that has been in place for nearly a half-century.

About half of U.S. states are expected to ban abortion if Roe falls and 13 states have so-called trigger laws that would immediately ban abortion if it is overturned.

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