Flashpoint Interview: Former US attorney of Michigan discusses trickle effect Roe V. Wade possible removal could have

Barbara McQuade, former U.S. attorney for the eastern district of Michigan, goes into detail on the trickle effect Roe V. Wade’s possible removal could have on other laws that were once set in place prior to 1973.

Barbara McQuade, former U.S. attorney for the eastern district of Michigan, details the trickle effect Roe V. Wade’s possible removal could have on other laws that were once set in place before 1973.

McQuade mentions that the Supreme Court’s testimony was misleading at best, and if Roe V. Wade was to be overturned, there are factors justices need to consider beforehand.

If Roe V. Wade is overturned, there will be 13 states that have trigger laws that’ll go into effect.

The former U.S. attorney brings to light the preexisting laws Michigan had before the 1973 law and how at one time, performing an abortion was a felony.

Watch the interview in segment three of the May 8, 2022, episode of Flashpoint in the video player above.


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Devin Scillian is equally at home on your television, on your bookshelf, and on your stereo. Devin anchors the evening newscasts for Local 4. Additionally, he moderates Flashpoint, Local 4's Sunday morning news program. He is also a best-selling author of children's books, and an award-winning musician and songwriter.