The Supreme Court is poised to make a decision so controversial that even a leaked draft majority opinion can send shockwaves across the nation. In 98-pages, Justice Alito decried Roe v. Wade as “egregiously wrong from the start,” declared no right to abortion can be found in the Constitution, and sent abortion laws back to the states — about half of which have “trigger laws” that will ban abortion almost immediately upon Roe’s demise. Exactly how likely is this draft opinion to become the law of the land? What would overturning such a landmark ruling mean for the Court as an institution? And are the Justices ultimately correct in holding that Roe was simply wrong?

Against the backdrop of divisive media coverage and partisan sensationalism one of the nation’s most polarizing topics, we’re doing what we do best: In this Open to Debate “pop-up” debate, we bring two of the nation’s most esteemed legal scholars to the table for a civil, thoughtful debate on the merits of whether it’s right to end Roe.


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