Fox's Brit Hume calls concerns about the Supreme Court overturning Roe V. Wade “hysterical and overstated”

Hume: “If Roe V. Wade were reversed, it would not mean that abortion would become illegal”

From the July 10 edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight:

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BRIT HUME: If Roe V. Wade were reversed, it would not mean that abortion would become illegal across this country.


HUME: It would simply mean that it would not be guaranteed as a constitutional right. It would then be up to the legislatures in the 50 states to decide whether abortion in their state should be legal or not.

I wouldn't think that everyone would have to fear that all the legislators across the country or even very many of them would decide that abortion should be illegal, and if they did, it would be the democratic processes deciding the issue.

What are they afraid of? They are afraid because some of these rights, the right to gay marriage, the right to an abortion, and other rights as well, have been basically created by the courts. They have found them lurking in the Constitution, previously unnoticed, and established them as law.


It seems to me that the -- the idea that people are going to die because of this, that there -- that abortion will become illegal everywhere is hysterical and overstated, for the purpose of defeating this nominee.


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