Killing Roe may not end this Supreme Court's erosion of 'privacy-based rights,' Politico's Gerstein says

The Supreme Court is on the verge of striking down Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that recognized a constitutional right to legal abortion, according to a draft majority opinion by Justice Samuel Alito published by Politico on Monday night. The three cable news networks all covered this bombshell Monday night, with slightly different emphases.

"My initial reaction is that it's stunning on so many levels," legal analyst Joan Biskupic told Anderson Cooper on CNN. Chief Justice John Roberts, "already concerned about the integrity of the court, and public opinion of the court," seemed ready to uphold Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban while not overturning Roe, she said, explaining why "it was really in the interests of no one, of the nine justices, to have it come out like this."

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