Magazine November 29, 2021, Issue

Roe in the Public Mind

The 36th annual March for Life, Washington, D.C., January 22, 2009 (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
What citizens really think

In the upcoming Supreme Court case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the Court very well might uphold Missi­s­sippi’s prohibition on most abortions after 15 weeks’ gestation, and most observers expect it to do so. In that case, the decision will strike at the heart of the Court’s two previous landmark abortion cases: Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.

In response, proponents of legal abortion will use every strategy at their disposal to discredit the ruling. One essential element of such a strategy will be a PR campaign condemning the reversal of Roe and Casey as contrary to American

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In This Issue


Politics & Policy

End Roe

In this special issue, we examine the legal arguments, the policy arguments, and the social arguments for finally ending the Roe era in America.

The Law

The Policy

The Social Impact

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