25 Jun 2022

Simon Marks: the US right to abortion is overturned

From Saturday Morning, 8:10 am on 25 June 2022

The Supreme Court in the United States on Friday revoked the constitutional right to an abortion that has been in place for half a century — overturning Roe v. Wade on a 5-4 vote. This clears the way for dozens of states to ban the procedure. Across the country governors, attorneys general, and other state and local leaders now gain new powers to determine when abortion will be permitted.

We are joined by correspondent Simon Marks from Washington.

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 24: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) speaks to Abortion-rights activists after the announcement to the Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health Organization ruling in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on June 24, 2022 in Washington, DC. The Court's decision in Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health overturns the landmark 50-year-old Roe v Wade case and erases a federal right to an abortion.   Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by Anna Moneymaker / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

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