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May 6, 2022 40 min

Since the leak of the Supreme Court draft opinion on overturning the constitutional right to abortion, both sides of the fight have been scrambling.

Today, in the first of two parts, we speak to anti-abortion activists such as Michael Gonidakis, president of Ohio Right to Life, about what comes next.

“It’s been a whirlwind,” he said. “We’re in uncharted territory.”

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Background reading: 

  • For half a century, right-wing legal thinkers have been working toward the moment foretold by the leaked draft.
  • Democrats aim to use abortion rights to jolt state legislative races.
  • For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday. 

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