Perceptions of Supreme Court Change as Abortion Debate Intensifies
These data suggest overturning Roe could create a massive political backlash
This week, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) announced it would hear arguments on a Mississippi law that would ban abortions after the first 15 weeks of pregnancy, except in the case of medical emergencies. The news was the latest bit of evidence that abortion and the court are going to remain big political issues in the months ahead.
SCOTUS had already waded into the topic this summer when it refused to step in to stop the implementation of a Texas law that would ban abortion after six weeks.
But with the decision this week, the court finds itself front and center in one of the most politically contentious topics in the United States, one that could have big impacts on the 2022 midterms. The change in voters' attitudes toward the Supreme Court in the last few months shows the impact of the abortion cases.
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