Here’s What You Need to Know About the Plan to End Roe

The deep-pocketed anti-choice movement told us exactly how this was going to go down. And they were eerily accurate.

[A man yells into a microphone and points at a large Ten Commandments statue behind him.]
Anti-choicer Flip Benham was protesting/ranting about ending abortion in Mississippi as far back as 2006. Photo by Marianne Todd/Getty Images

This direct challenge to Roe v. Wade didn’t reach the Supreme Court by accident. It was the culmination of a detailed plan that was hiding in plain sight.

Actually, that doesn’t do it justice—the deep-pocketed anti-choice movement was begging everyone years ago to listen to exactly how it planned to obliterate abortion rights: by passing a 15-week abortion ban in Mississippi and defending it all the way to a revamped Supreme Court.

On this episode of Boom! Lawyered, Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy take us inside that plan to either end Roe or make it “totally irrelevant,” and they explain how it’s snaked its way to the precipice of victory.

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If you want to read more about the case from Imani, check out our Angry Black Lady Chronicles this week: How the Plan to End ‘Roe v. Wade’ Was Hatched in Mississippi. She writes:

The very fact that the Supreme Court decided to hear Jackson Women’s Health is unjust and based on a plan that ADF put into motion years ago—a plan that depends upon every actor in this conservative theater playing their part.

ADF has played its part. And if I were a betting woman, I’d bet that Kavanaugh and Barrett will play theirs.

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