Andrew McCarthy of the National Review said Monday on Fox News’ Outnumbered that President Donald Trump’s next pick for the U.S. Supreme Court likely will not lead to the overturning of Roe v. Wade — but even if it does, women will see no change in their access to abortion.
“ I just think this is so overblown because to me, it's highly unlikely that that kind of challenge comes before the court. Much more likely we'll be talking about a regulation, and let's say even if the fantasy of some that the court jumps in and overrules Roe, which I think is highly unlikely but let's say it happens. All that would mean would be that the regulation of abortion would be returned to the states. It wouldn't make abortion illegal. And to me, it seems highly unlikely that any woman who wanted an abortion the day before Roe was reversed would be unable to get one the day after. It's simply not going to work that way.”
Rather than attempt to undo Roe v. Wade, McCarthy said it is more likely a conservative court will be faced with deciding on regulations to the right Roe upholds.
He also said renewed concern over abortion rights in America is simply a “political demagogic talking point” and not based in reality.