Access To Abortion 41 Years After Roe V. Wade

Access To Abortion 41 Years After Roe V. Wade

A surge in anti-abortion measures in more than half the states has altered the landscape for abortion availability. Diane and her guests discuss how access to abortion has changed in the 41 years since the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision.

On this day 41 years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled women have a constitutional right to an abortion. Today, thousands of abortion opponents will hold their annual rally in front of the Court to protest that decision. Despite numerous attempts to repeal it, Roe v. Wade is still the law of the land. But the past few years have seen a surge in the passage of anti-abortion measures by dozens of state legislatures. Supporters and opponents of abortion rights agree the new restrictions have dramatically altered access to the procedure. And some are concerned low-income women are especially affected. Diane and her guests discuss how access to abortion has shifted in the four decades since Roe v. Wade.

Guests

Carol Tobias

president, National Right to Life Committee.

Joan Biskupic

editor in charge for legal affairs, Reuters News. She has written biographies on Sandra Day O'Connor and Antonin Scalia.

Terry O'Neill

president, National Organization for Women.

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