Now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, what happens next?

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Greetings, readers:

My inbox has been flooded with comments, letters to the editor and guest commentary about the U.S. Supreme Court's decision last Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade.

After justices released their ruling, protests erupted in cities across Tennessee and the nation, but supporters of the decision have also been celebrating and demonstrating.

Tennessee's trigger law means abortion will be banned in the weeks to come.

I have heard from pro-life and pro-choice voices and offer a selection in this week's newsletter:

Crowds gather to protest the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade  Friday, June 24, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Crowds gather to protest the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade Friday, June 24, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Columnists for the USA TODAY Network Tennessee also weighed in:

Also, in case you missed it, replay last Friday's audio Twitter Spaces conversation that the USA TODAY Network opinion and engagement team held with reporters Maria Clark of The American South and Melissa Brown, who covers the Tennessee statehouse. We discussed the implications of the Supreme Court decision for Tennessee and the South.

Stacy Dunn Tennessee President of the Right to Life, speaks during a press conference after the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, ending constitutional right to abortion on Friday, June 24, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn.
Stacy Dunn Tennessee President of the Right to Life, speaks during a press conference after the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, ending constitutional right to abortion on Friday, June 24, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn.

What else is in this week's newsletter?

Twitter Spaces on Friday

The topic of this week's Twitter Spaces is "Do you still free in America today?" It is a look at Independence Day in light of recent legislation and rulings. Listen live at noon CDT Friday through The Tennessean's Twitter account. Listen to the conversation and weigh in, whether you agree or disagree.

Also, I will be doing my annual live recitation of the Declaration of Independence at 9 a.m. CDT on Monday. Tune in on The Tennessean's Facebook page.

Upcoming candidate forums

The fifth of six USA TODAY Network Tennessee gubernatorial and congressional primary forums is at University of Tennessee Chattanooga on Thursday at 6 p.m. CDT/7 p.m. EDT. If you can't make it, watch it live at this link.

Find the full schedule here, replay videos of the last four forums, and sign up for tickets. Admission is free, but registration is required.

Thank you!

David Plazas is the director of opinion and engagement for the USA TODAY Network - Tennessee. Email him at dplazas@tennessean.com, call him at (615) 259-8063 or tweet to him at @davidplazas. Subscribe to a USA TODAY Network - Tennessee publication

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