Anti-abortion activists across the country are optimistic that they might be on the cusp of achieving a long-held goal of the movement: overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that extended federal protections for abortion.
But many abortion rights activists are hopeful, too. They are watching closely to see whether the Food and Drug Administration will roll back restrictions on one medication, transforming abortion access across the country. Today, we explore the future of America’s abortion fight.
Guest: Pam Belluck, a health and science writer for The New York Times.
- Who gets abortions in America? Here’s what we know.
- During the pandemic, health care providers can send abortion medication by mail. Will the courts allow that to continue?
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