Columbia Law School Professor Katherine Franke joined Errol Louis on “Inside City Hall” Tuesday to talk about the history of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision and what could happen if the Supreme Court ends up overturning the landmark abortion case.
This all comes as a draft opinion that was leaked to the Politico shows that a majority of the justices are moving in a direction to overturn Roe v. Wade. This would mean that the right to an abortion at the federal level would effectively come to an end and it would be up to each state to determine its own abortion laws.
This is the first time in the modern history of the court that a draft opinion has been disclosed publicly while a case was still pending.
During the interview, Franke, who is also the director of the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia University, explained why the majority of the justices are moving in this direction.