Impending overturn of Roe v. Wade poised to change American life
On May 3, leaked Supreme Court draft revealed the majority opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade, the case that has protected Americans’ rights to abortion since 1970. The overturn could also lead to future complications with other privacy-based cases like same-sex marriage and contraceptives. There is a possibility that the verdict may change, but it is unlikely. Since the leak, the Supreme Court has simultaneously received support and backlash from people with various political stances surrounding the decision. Here at West Essex, we polled 100 students to see how they felt about the possible overturn and what it means for the future of healthcare in America. Beth Vaknin’s AP Government and Politics class shares their knowledge and perspectives on further implications of recent changes.