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May 4, 2022 28 min

The revelation that the Supreme Court could end the constitutional right to abortion in the United States has set off a political firestorm and deepened divisions about one of the most contentious issues in American society.

What exactly is in the draft opinion that was leaked this week, and what does it mean for the court and for the country?

Guest: Adam Liptak, who covers the Supreme Court for The New York Times.

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Background reading: 

  • Here are some key questions and answers about the possible effects of ending Roe v. Wade.
  • If the Supreme Court does overturn the ruling, where would abortion be banned?
  • 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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