The Conversation

‘A revolutionary ruling – and not just for abortion’: A Supreme Court scholar explains the impact of Dobbs

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The ruling signals a massive change in how we read the Constitution, from a living reading to an original reading. The court has firmly rejected the theory of the living Constitution, which argues that the meaning of the document's language changes as the beliefs and values of Americans change.

America’s religious communities are divided over the issue of abortion

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Since the first indications that the U.S. Supreme Court could overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, following a leaked draft opinion on May 2, 2022, religious leaders from many denominations have been working to preserve access to abortion care, even as others prayed for Roe to indeed be overruled.

State courts from Oregon to Georgia will now decide who – if anyone – can get an abortion under 50 different state constitutions

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Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, state laws, rather than federal law, will now determine whether someone can legally get an abortion.