Professor Barry McDonald Interviewed in "Could the U.S. Supreme Court Soon Overturn Roe v. Wade?" -- The Christian Chronicle
Professor Barry P. McDonald is interviewed in the Christian Chronicle article, "Could the U.S. Supreme Court Soon Overturn Roe v. Wade?" The article considers the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization that will be argued in the Supreme Court on December 1.
Excerpt from "Could the U.S. Supreme Court Soon Overturn Roe v. Wade?"
McDonald, the Pepperdine law professor, sees a few potential outcomes to the case, most of which would allow states to continue to restrict abortion. Overturning Roe v. Wade and Casey outright would return to the states the question of whether and when abortion is legal.
The court could revisit the question of whether the fetus is a person under the Constitution and move to more of a balancing scheme as now exists in many other countries.
But even if the court reaches a compromise that does not overtly overturn parts or all of Roe or Casey, McDonald said he sees continued challenges to abortion law.
The court has "already substantially gutted Roe, the conservatives have, by applying the 'undue burden' test," McDonald said. "They could just continue to let states chip away at the right through a strict application of that test."
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