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(Photo: REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein)Pro-life and pro-choice activists gather at the Supreme Court for the National March for Life rally in Washington January 27, 2017.
With the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy and President Donald Trump nominating Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the vacancy, many have wondered if the landmark Roe v. Wade decision will be overturned.
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A recent report by the abortion rights group Center for Reproductive Rights has argued that if Roe was overturned, then 22 states would likely ban abortion in response.
The Center for Reproductive Rights labeled 22 states as being where "the right to abortion is at the highest risk of loss." It also labeled eight states and the District of Columbia as being where "the right to abortion is at risk of loss" and 21 states as being where "the right to abortion appears secure."
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"We may now face the greatest threat to reproductive rights in more than a generation," the group further lamented.
Opponents of abortion, however, like Pro-Life Action League Executive Director Eric J. Scheidler, believe that claims like 22 states immediately banning abortion are exaggerated.
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In an interview with The Christian Post on Thursday, Scheidler said he believed the claims being made by groups like the Center for Reproductive Rights were merely "fear mongering."
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"At most, only a couple of states with extremely conservative legislatures might even attempt something like a total ban on abortion," said Scheidler.
"[It's] far more likely is that states would seek to further restrict abortion, in line with the view of most Americans, with measures like banning late-term abortion and...
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