GSU professor on reproductive rights, US Supreme Court's leaked draft opinion

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Abortion-rights protester Estephanie Ward uses a bullhorn to chant during a demonstration outside of the U.S. Supreme Court, Sunday, May 8, 2022, in Washington. A draft opinion suggests the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide, according to a Politico report released Monday. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

Tanya Washington, a professor of law at Georgia State University College of Law, says for 50 years women in the U.S. have been dependent on the constitutional right to choose granted under Roe v. Wade.

On Monday’s edition of “Closer Look,” Washington discussed the U.S. Supreme Court’s leaked draft opinion that suggests a majority of the justices support overturning Roe v. Wade, which granted women nationwide the right to an abortion.

During the conversation, Washington spoke about the implications of overturning Roe v. Wade and the next steps in preventing opinion drafts from being leaked.