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A Country Divided after Roe v Wade Reversal

Written by Zainabrights, Produced by Fatima El-Zein

As the topic of abortion sweeps the nation post overturning of Roe v Wade, the country has never been more divided due to ideological differences. TMJ brings you the latest headline.


In the wake of the overturning of Roe v Wade on June 24th that reversed the landmark case  that the right to abortion was a constitutional right, the nation seems to be dividing further into a red/blue axis.

As about half the country gears up to limit or ban abortion and the other half moves to expand it, it is becoming clear that the country’s Northeast and West Coast are moving in polar opposite directions.

The decision which was leaked in early May was accelerated by a six-vote conservative majority in the U.S. Supreme Court and means that abortion rights will be rolled back to individual states.  

The polarization comes down to ideologies, with states like Illinois and Colorado vowing to becoming “safe harbors” for women in surrounding states to be able to end their pregnancies, likening themselves to the efforts of anti-slavery states in the North. On the other side, abortion opponents see themselves emancipating the unborn, likening the status of the fetus to that of the Dred Scott ruling of 1987 that denied Black people the rights of American citizenship.

As the political divide becomes more apparent, people’s choices seem to be following suit. People have been migrating across the red-blue state lines to live in the areas that align with their values, from billionaires and their hedge funds to regular moms and dads who want to raise their children in a conservative or liberal way. 

The court itself, as well as the topic of abortion will become a focal point in the upcoming US elections.


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  • Fatima El-Zein

    Fatima El-Zein is Lead Producer at TMJ News where she aims to bring more awareness about her community through storytelling. El-Zein grew up in Toronto, where she completed her undergraduate degree in Journalism at the University of Toronto and also received a diploma in Journalism from Centennial College. She has worked extensively for CBC News before moving to the United States.

  • Zainab Rights

    Zainab Rights is a Muslim American Journalist and Editor in Chief at TMJ News Network. She holds a double degree in Political Science and Homeland Security and a Masters in Journalism from Harvard University. She has over 12 years of experience in political commentary, writing and video production.

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