Abortion: Out of the Political Trap

Source: Garrison Center
by Joel Schlosberg

“Whether or not Roe v. Wade is overturned, it will be headed the way of the Kansas-Nebraska Act. The Supreme Court decision establishing a broad decriminalization of abortion throughout the United States has been unusually resilient for such a contentious subject. For nearly half a century, the verdict seemed as settled as any could be in American politics, with those favoring greater restrictions content to limit access de facto, rather than risk pushback against drastic changes to what is allowed de jure. Yet the legal status of such a controversial topic remaining stable for such a period of time was the exception, not the rule.” (05/07/22)