Expert fears repercussions can go further after Roe v. Wade is overturned
The Supreme Court's vote on Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade has left many feeling mixed emotions, with some concerned that it won't stop at just abortion rights.
A huge concern among some is that the ruling will disproportionately affect families in low-income communities that don't have the resources to travel to have safe abortions if they reside in a state that has now banned them.
Sociology professor at Brooklyn College Naomi Braine says the decision is an example of history moving backward.
"One of the many horrifying things about this that people really need to take in and understand is that there are three or four other key decisions that rest on the same right to privacy as Roe rests on," said Braine.
Braine went on to say that rights such as same-sex marriage and other issues may be "in the crosshairs" for states and the federal courts to take away.
Mayor Eric Adams responded to the historic decision today saying what New York City has been fighting for is being dismantled. Recent opinion polls show that more than half of Americans support the right to an abortion in some form.