Roe vs. Wade protected the constitutional right to abortion for nearly 50 years. Now that the Supreme Court has overturned it, at least 20 states are banning or severely restricting access to abortion.
The result was expected, but the country was still erupting when the verdict was released — anti-abortion activists gathered in celebration while pro-abortion advocates reacted with anger.
In recent months, The Times has looked at the issue of abortion from a number of perspectives to understand how we have arrived at this historic moment. Today we’re rewatching five episodes of The Future of Abortion series.
Listen to the full episodes here:
Future of Abortion Part 1: Medicine
dr Warren Hern performed abortions before Roe vs. Wade. He talks about his career – and his fears about the future.
Future of Abortion Part 2: Church
The complicated story of how evangelicals mobilized to limit abortion, and the place of a Christian woman in it all.
The Future of Abortion Part 3: Money
How Texas has made it almost impossible for low-income women to get an abortion. And how other states want to copy that.
The Future of Abortion, Part 4: Keeping It
The number of pregnancy centers has grown with the support of religious anti-abortion organizations. What does their future hold in a post-Roe vs. Wade world?
The Future of Abortion, Part 5: Law
What went wrong with Roe vs. Wade, and why the court’s efforts to resolve the 1973 abortion controversy instead led to decades of division.
Host: Gustave Arellano
Guests: LA Times reporters Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Jaweed Kaleem and David G. Savage
The Future of Abortion print series.
In historical reversal, the Supreme Court overturns the Roe vs. Wade case, giving states the freedom to ban abortion
The four key turning points that led to the Roe vs. Wade case
https://www.latimes.com/podcasts/story/2022-06-24/podcast-roe-vs-wade-decision-abortion-supreme-court-scotus Podcast: The Roe vs. Wade abortion era is over. How we got here