Just as you've described it from the headlines, it looks like five justices on the Supreme Court are prepared to reverse Roe versus Wade and a really important follow-up case, Planned Parenthood versus Casey.
That was the other thing that really struck me when I read the opinion. First was the fact that it was leaked. This is the first time I think, in history, that a draft opinion, a working draft, has been released to the press and the public well in advance of the final opinion being published.
One of the issues that's really alive right now is whether a state that bans abortion may try to extend its reach extra-jurisdictionally and prevent people who reside in that state from going to other states where abortion is legal to get that abortion, and this is pretty much uncharted territory. We'll have to wait and see. 2b1af7f3a8