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What The Supreme Court Could Do About Roe V. Wade

Outside the U.S. Supreme Court
WAMC/Ian Pickus
Outside the U.S. Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has agreed to consider Mississippi’s bid to enforce a 15-week ban on abortion, setting up a showdown over abortion nearly 50 years after Roe v. Wade. The court first announced a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion in that 1973 case. Mississippi's ban had been blocked by lower courts as inconsistent with Supreme Court precedent that protects a woman’s right to obtain an abortion before the fetus is viable.

Before the court hears the case, likely this fall, WAMC’s Ian Pickus spoke with Professor Stephen Clark of Albany Law School for analysis.

A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.
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