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Go deeper: How SCOTUS could start rolling back abortion rights

Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Anthony Kennedy
Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Anthony Kennedy. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Pro-life activists and lawmakers have already laid the groundwork for overturning the federal abortion protection through state laws and court cases that are likely to end up before the Supreme Court.

Why it matters: If and when the post-Kennedy court decides to re-examine Roe v. Wade, there's a lot of nuanced ways that could go, but it'd likely result in states having more power to determine their own abortion laws.