A new PBS Newshour/NPR/Marist poll found that a majority of Americans — 64 percent — do not want to see the Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case that affirmed the constitutional right to abortion in the United States. The polling also found that public trust in the Supreme Court is plunging following the leaked draft opinion in the case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which suggested that the Court will overturn Roe v. Wade. According to the poll, 56 percent of Americans now have little to no confidence in the Supreme Court — a significant drop from almost four years ago, when only 38 percent of Americans felt that way.
Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, provided context for the story stating that the recent leaked draft opinion of the Supreme Court alerted many Americans to what is at stake in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health.
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- PBS Newshour: Majority of Americans Don’t Want Roe Overturned, 5.19.2022