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Why Joni Ernst is saying Roe v Wade probably won't be overturned

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Why Joni Ernst is saying Roe v Wade probably won't be overturned

The consequences of Republicans pushing the Supreme Court even further to the far-right will shape the nation's future for many years. Everything from health care access to environmental safeguards, voting rights to labor rights, campaign finance laws to the separation of church and state will almost certainly be dramatically affected by Donald Trump's justices. But given recent political debates, one issue in particular looms large: reproductive rights and the future of the Roe v. Wade precedent. The arithmetic is simple and straightforward: if five of the high court's nine justices vote to overturn the 1973 ruling, American women's rights to terminate an unwanted pregnancy will disappear and abortion laws will be shaped at the state level. By most counts, there are already five justices who oppose existing reproductive rights, and Republicans are scrambling to confirm a sixth. It's against this backdrop that some Senate Republicans, especially those facing tough re-election fights, are telling voters that nothing is likely to change. HuffPost noted overnight:Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) says she doesn't think the Supreme Court will overturn its landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion rights ruling, even though she signed a brief urging the court to do so earlier this year.

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