Over the weekend millions of women's worst fears were realised, when the US Supreme Court overturned the court case known as Roe V. Wade, which had since 1973 granted women in America a legal right to abortion.
As soon as the majority of Supreme Court judges made their decision, a number of states immediately started making abortion illegal in all cases, even if the mother has been raped or the child was conceived through incest. So what happens now?
The Quicky speaks to an expert in reproductive rights to find out how so many states have already managed to introduce laws making abortion illegal, and what could happen next in a country that appears from the outside to be imploding.
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Host: Gemma Bath
With thanks to:
Dr Erica Millar - DECRA Research Fellow at La Trobe University, whose research draws from a range of disciplinary traditions and explores the interface between social, cultural, legal and bio-political aspects of reproduction
Producer: Gemma Bath
Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane
Audio Producer: Thom Lion
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