for newyorker.com, | November 19, 2021

If Roe v. Wade Goes, What Next?

The Supreme Court is examining abortion laws with vast repercussions. Jia Tolentino co-hosts a special episode on the future of reproductive rights in America.

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If Roe v. Wade Goes, What Next?

Illustration of a woman in silhouette her uterus is replaced by justice scales
Illustration by Golden Cosmos

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The Supreme Court, with a 6–3 majority of conservative Justices, is hearing critical cases on abortion rights. If it approves restrictive state laws, large swaths of the country might quickly ban abortion. Jia Tolentino co-hosts a special episode on the future of abortion rights in America, which includes a discussion of the doctrine of privacy that is now in jeopardy, a visit to the Mississippi clinic at the center of one of the court cases, and a conversation with abortion activists in Mexico. Just after celebrating the decriminalization of abortion in Mexico, they began strategizing how to help pregnant people north of the border, in Texas, which recently banned nearly all abortion.

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