ExplainSpeaking: The economics of abortions

Last week, the US Supreme Court took away the constitutional right to have an abortion. It did so while ruling on another, called “Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization” which hinged on the constitutionality of a 2018 Mississippi (which is a state in the US) law that prohibits women from having abortions after 15 weeks … Read more

June 24, 2022: The day Chief Justice Roberts lost his court

In the most important case of his 17-year tenure, Chief Justice John Roberts found himself entirely alone. He had worked for seven months to persuade his colleagues to join him in merely chipping away at Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that established a constitutional right to abortion. But he was outflanked by the five … Read more

‘It’s become real’: Abortion decision roils US midterms, sending fight to the States

The Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v Wade on Friday catapulted the explosive battle over abortion rights into the center of several marquee midterm races, turning the fight over key governor’s contests and coveted Senate seats into heated debates about personal freedom and public health. Devastated Democrats, facing staggering political challenges amid high inflation and … Read more

Doctor named in abortion case has nothing to do with the lawsuit

Dr. Thomas Dobbs has never gotten involved in political fights over reproductive health, but his name has become shorthand for a legal case that could end abortion rights in the United States. If he has feelings about the situation, he pretty much keeps those to himself. Mississippi’s top public health official is named in Dobbs … Read more