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US abortion rights advocates, opponents brace for court decision

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Washington (AFP) – Odile Schalit is preparing for “the worst.” Schalit is the executive director of The Brigid Alliance, an organization that helps women in the United States who are forced to travel long distances to obtain an abortion. And with the Supreme Court poised to potentially restrict abortion access, her group’s services may soon be more essential than ever. A draft opinion leaked in May would have the conservative majority on the nine-member court overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark decision allowing nationwide access to abortion. The final ruling on the highly contested issue …

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