As Danger to ‘Roe’ Grows, Many Voters May Not Even Know That Abortion Is Legal
Sep 20, 2018
Rachel K. Jones
Up to one in five U.S. voters may not know what the law really is.
Ever since Roe v. Wade established the constitutional right to abortion, federal and state policymakers have been chipping away at what it really means for people seeking abortion care. Since 2011, states have passed more than 400 abortion restrictions. Now, with President Donald Trump’s promise to appoint justices to the U.S. Supreme Court committed to overturning Roe v. Wade (such as current nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh), the threat of government action to more fully undermine abortion access looms large.