What Does the Supreme Court Leaked Opinion Mean?

The leaked decision overturning Roe v. Wade has America’s blue states on edge. The decision, if it stands, would mean that there is no federally-protected right to abortion, and that states would be free to outlaw the procedure entirely. The opinion, written by Justice Samuel Alito, says that there is no right to bodily autonomy in the Constitution, and that the decision in Roe was wrongly decided. This is seen as a direct challenge to a number of other Supreme Court decisions, including Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized gay marriage nationwide. It is unclear at this time what the next steps will be, but it is clear that the future of abortion rights in America is very much in jeopardy.