Bombshell Roe v. Wade leak was the faith story of the week — GetReligion
Information that the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority may overturn Roe v. Wade just isn’t overly stunning. We’ve known that for months.
However the timing — and method — of this week’s leak of Justice Samuel Alito’s draft majority opinion that will strike down the landmark 1973 resolution, which legalized abortion nationwide? That counts as a bombshell.
To debate the big scoop by Politico’s Josh Gerstein and Alexander Ward, ReligionUnplugged.com convened a panel of prime faith journalists who’ve written extensively in regards to the abortion debate. Click here to watch the discussion.
Clemente Lisi and I moderated the panel. Lisi, who teaches journalism at The King’s Faculty in New York, is a ReligionUnplugged.com senior editor and a veteran GetReligion author who focuses on Catholic news for each web sites. The panelists had been:
• Adelle Banks, Faith Information Service manufacturing editor and nationwide reporter (see “If Roe goes, Black church leaders expect renewed energy for elections”).
• Kelsey Dallas, Deseret Information faith reporter and affiliate nationwide editor (see “As some rallied over Roe v. Wade, these Christians prayed”).
• BeLynn Hollers, Dallas Morning Information reporter who covers girls’s well being, politics and faith (see her coverage of Texas’ restrictive abortion law).
• And Kate Shellnutt, Christianity Immediately senior information editor (see “This is and isn’t the moment pro-life evangelicals have waited for”).
Among the many tantalizing questions the panel explored: Is the abortion debate a faith story?
Sure and no, Hollers stated.
Sure, Dallas stated. “However perhaps not for the explanations folks may assume,” she shortly added.