Daily Briefing: June 27

The stat, quote and read you need to start your day.

Stat

According to a study from the Guttmacher Institute, the number of abortions in the United States rose by almost 8% between 2017 and 2020. In 2020, approximately 20 percent of pregnancies ended in abortion, with 54% using the increasingly common abortion pill.

Quote

“We should reconsider all of this Court’s substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell.”

In a concurring opinion Friday, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas pushed the idea that other rights not addressed by the framers of the Constitution, such as same-sex marriage and legal contraception, might be revisited by the court.

In his decision, conservative Justice Samuel Alito did not agree with Thomas, but the liberal justices in their dissent stated that "no one should be confident that this majority is finished with its work" and other liberties are at risk.

Read

The future of abortion in a post-Roe America: Inside the covert network preparing to circumvent restrictions. (The Atlantic)

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