Abortion row reignites as US Supreme Court justice retires image

The Citizen, June 29, 2018
By AFP, quoting Allison K. Hoffman (Academic Fellow Alumna)


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Allison Hoffman, a law professor at the University of Pennsylvania, says many Supreme Court decisions that fell short of a full repeal of Row vs Wade have nevertheless eroded women’s rights.

“If repealed, women would not be guaranteed access to abortion, so any state that wanted to pass laws that restrict or outlaw abortion could do so,” she said.

“You can imagine which states would restrict and which wouldn’t.”

Supreme Court nominees need to be backed by a simple majority of the 100-strong Senate.

The current breakdown is 51 Republicans to 49 Democrats but with Arizona Republican John McCain out sick, that brings it down to 50-49, meaning the GOP can’t afford to lose a single vote.

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