Two mothers, two points of view: the fight for Roe against Wade

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Two mothers, each from a different side of the debate over Roe v. Wade, spoke to Fox News Digital as America awaits a Supreme Court ruling on the fate of abortion laws.

Last month, Politico published a leaked draft notice this indicated that the Supreme Court was about to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case that established a federal right to abortion. The case before the Supreme Court, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, stems from a dispute over a Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks.

Melissa Manion, a mother from Connecticut, told Fox News: “There would be no difference between ending the life of a 1 year old or ending the life of a 15 week old, 20 weeks or 24 weeks -Aged.”

“I still see him as a child,” she said.

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In the Supreme Court on Thursday morning ahead of a possible announcement on Dobbs v. Jackson.
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Nadia Hussain, a mother from New Jersey, said: “The worst problem of racism in this country is going to be exacerbated by the removal of abortion care.”

“I don’t want to see blacks suffer, browns suffer…poor people suffer and just continue cycles of poverty,” Hussain said. “I don’t want to see that, but unfortunately if Roe v. Wade goes down, that’s what will happen.”

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A recent Pew Research Center study found that 61% of American adults say abortion should be legal all or most of the time, while 37% say it should be illegal all or most of the time. time.

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The Roe v. Wade “should never have been taken in the first place,” Manion said.

Hussain told Fox News that if Roe v. Wade was canceled, “this is going to kill women”.

“It’s also going to lead to another point where we say, ‘Well, you can’t even have a plan B, you can’t have birth control,'” she continued.

Members of the Supreme Court pose for a group photo on April 23, 2021. They are, seated from left, Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John Roberts, and Justices Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor, and, standing from left, Justices Brett Kavanaugh, Elena Kagan, Neil Gorsuch and Amy Coney Barrett.

Members of the Supreme Court pose for a group photo on April 23, 2021. They are, seated from left, Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John Roberts, and Justices Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor, and, standing from left, Justices Brett Kavanaugh, Elena Kagan, Neil Gorsuch and Amy Coney Barrett.
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As the Supreme Court continues to finalize its decision in Dobbs and several other cases ahead of its summer recess, the investigation into who leaked the draft opinion by court officials is ongoing.

Fewer than 10 cases remain to be decided before the end of the Supreme Court’s mandate.

Kelly Laco and Tyler Olson contributed to this report.

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