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Norvilia Etienne, of Students for Life, holds a sign outside the Supreme Court of the United States May 3, 2022, the day after a draft of the court's opinion was leaked signaling that the court was leaning toward overturning Roe v. Wade. (CNS photo/Rhina Guidos)

The leaked draft of a Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade sparked intense debate over the future of abortion in this country.

This week on “The Gloria Purvis Podcast,” Gloria welcomes Kristen Day, the executive director of Democrats For Life of America and the author of Democrats For Life: Pro-Life Politics and the Silenced Majority.

Gloria and Kristen discuss what will and won’t change should Roe v. Wade be overturned. They also look at the historical precedent for overturning established law and why, as a legal matter, Roe v. Wade was on rocky ground from the start.

“Often the poor, Black woman is used as the mascot for why Roe v. Wade should not be overturned without really delving into the messaging behind that.”

“The flawed reasoning behind Roe v. Wade,” Gloria says, “is that they used bad history. They couldn’t actually tie [the right to an abortion] to the Constitution. And then the opinion itself was crafted more like legislation rather than an opinion.”

Amid all the political disagreements, there are competing claims about what women really want. At the center of this debate are those most vulnerable to abortion, who Gloria says are still being exploited:“Often the poor, Black woman is used as the mascot for why Roe v. Wade should not be overturned without really delving into the messaging behind that.”

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