WABE's Week In Review: The impact on abortions and election in Georgia if SCOTUS overturns Roe

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People gather for the March for Reproductive Justice on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021 in downtown Atlanta. (AP Photo/Ben Gray)

A U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that has guaranteed abortion rights for roughly half a century, could quickly curtail access to abortion in Georgia. 

Atlanta abortion-rights groups are organizing to get the word out that abortion remains legal and available in Georgia — for now. They say the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion only intensifies what was already a pitched battle this year over access to reproductive care in the state.

The politics surrounding Roe v. Wade are not new. But now the issue may be more galvanizing than in several decades, especially in Georgia. WABE’s Political Breakfast team explores the political side of the issues as Georgia gears up for one of the most anticipated midterm elections in some time.  

Rents keep climbing…

A $1.5 billion incentive…

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