The Supreme Court

Abortion-rights protesters regroup and protest following Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, federally protected right to abortion, outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, June 24, 2022. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years, a decision by its conservative majority to overturn the court's landmark abortion cases.

Credit: (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

The panel: 

Amy Steigerwalt, @DrSteigerwalt, professor of political science, Georgia State University

Andra Gillespie, @AndraGillespie, Associate Professor of Political Science & Director of the James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference at Emory University

Donna Lowry, @donnalowrynews, Host, Lawmakers, GPB News

Greg Bluestein, @bluestein, political reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


The breakdown: 

1. The Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. 

  • This morning, in a 6-3 vote along ideological lines, the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a strict Mississippi abortion law. 

    • That decision overturned a decades-old case Roe v. Wade, which was the basis for legal abortion across the United States.
  • You can get live updates and reactions from's live blog.

2. What does this mean for abortion access in Georgia? 

Amy Steigerwalt speaks on the legal battle about abortion moving to the states.

3. Justice Clarence Thomas has issued an opinion marking this case as precedent to overturn gay marriage.


4. How will voters react to this landmark case during midterms?

  • An Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll in January showed about 68% of Georgia voters opposed overturning Roe.
  • Democratic candidate for governor Stacey Abrams said she was "appalled as a woman, and a Georgian" at the Supreme Court's ruling. 
    • Gov. Kemp released a statement calling it "a historic victory for life."

      • GPB News' Donna Lowry says Kemp faces pressure to call a special session. 
  • At the level of the state legislature, House Speaker David Ralston released this statement championing bipartisan issues:

Monday on Political Rewind: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Patricia Murphy joins our panel.