US Supreme Court case about abortion restriction law
Actress Michelle Williams got some attention when she used the Golden Globe's letter of acceptance to defend abortion rights, saying she was "grateful that she lived in a moment in our society where there is a choice." But the moment she talked about might be short-lived.
Three days before Williams' speech, more than 200 members of Congress signed a brief urging the Supreme Court to reconsider, if not annul, the Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark decision decision that approved abortion in the United States.
For those who support women's rights, this is very frustrating, but it is barely surprising. Overturning Roe has been the cornerstone of the conservative agenda for decades. The strategy was to accumulate the Supreme Court and lower federal courts with anti-choice judges and gradually phase out abortion rights until the fall of Roe itself. Thanks to President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the strategy is dangerously close to achieving its goal.
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