The Sunday Subject — June 26, 2022

The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that protected the right to abortion.

Prior to the ruling, at least eight states had bans set to be enforced immediately after the reversal of Roe, and more are likely to follow in the coming days. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in about half of the states, including, in some instances, cases of rape or incest.

The Supreme Court stuck down a New York law that placed strict limits on carrying guns in public.

The court ruled that the law violated the Second Amendment. The ruling follows mass shootings last month in Buffalo and Uvalde, Texas, in which grocery shoppers and elementary school children were massacred by guns.

The Supreme Court struck down a Maine law that excluded religious schools from a public voucher program.

While the court ruled on the rationale of religious discrimination, critics state the decision sets a worrying precedent of undermining the separation of church and state.