Abortion rights end. What could be next for contraception, Biden, Democrats?

Activists hold signs that say, “Women’s rights are human rights” and “abort the court,” outside the U.S. Supreme Court as the justices overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion decision in Washington, U.S., June 24, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein.

The Supreme Court today overturned the nationwide right to an abortion. Congressman Adam Schiff says the court’s opinion could lead to other rights being taken away. Law professor Jessica Levinson says in the short term, the feds could cut regulations on abortion pills. 

KCRW also hears from David Turok, one of the few doctors who perform abortions in Utah, and Sue Dunlap, head of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles. How are they mobilizing now?

Meanwhile, anti-abortion activists say the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade is an opportunity to support both mothers and babies.

All this is likely to impact the midterm elections. Democrats know they have a political advantage since voters, by a large margin, want abortion to be legal, says Sahil Kapur of NBC News.