Here are some responses to common myths about the overturning of Roe v. Wade. We should learn these answers and have them on the tip of our tongue over the next year.

Jonah McKeown/CNA  |  June 24, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling Friday overturning the 1973 decision Roe v. Wade as well as the 1992 decision Planned Parenthood v. Casey. In simplest terms, this means that abortion is no longer legal nationwide — the legality of abortion will now be determined at the state level.

There are a lot of myths out there about what this ruling means and what will happen next. Here are some responses to common myths about the overturning of Roe v. Wade…

Myth 1: Abortion is now illegal in the United States.

Myth 2: Women will be harmed by this decision.

Myth 3: Women could now be jailed after having miscarriages.

Myth 4: A majority of women will live in states with no surgical abortion.

Myth 5: Treatment for ectopic pregnancy is considered an abortion, and thus many women will likely die from lack of treatment in states where abortion is illegal.

Myth 6: Women in states where surgical abortions are banned will be unable to get abortions, unless they travel.

Myth 7: Now that Roe v. Wade is overturned, it’s a done deal. States will always be able to restrict abortion from now on.

For the full article and answers to the myths, click HERE.

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