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DULUTH, February 8- Legalization of abortion could possibly become a state by state decision in the near future, and Minnesota is one state that could go either way. Attorney Sonia M. Sturdevant came to UMD to speak about the future of the constitutional amendment Roe vs. Wade during the first “Safe Sex Fest? on campus yesterday.

After the recent Supreme Court Justice was appointed, many United States
citizens are concerned the case Roe vs. Wade will be overturned to the state
government.

Many women and a handful of men showed up to hear Sturdevant voice her opinion about the future of Roe vs. Wade, the case that determined laws against abortion violates the constitutional right to privacy.

“Four of the people on the Supreme Court are for overruling abortion, four aren't, and one is a swing vote,? Sturdevant said confidently. Sturdevant told the audience her reasons why abortion won't become a state by state decision.

“People rely on the law,? Sturdevant said. “They have great respect for previous Supreme Court justices who have made laws in the past. If we constantly change the court all the time, people will start to think it doesn't mean anything.? Sturdevant said, “If Roe vs. Wade is overturned, the United States would become chaos. Girls would leave the U.S. and travel to another country to have an abortion.?

“The one swing vote, Justice Kennedy, is very important in this court overruling,? she said.

If the abortion law is overturned for the state to decide if it's legal or not, Sturvedant said, “it could become troublesome.?

Sturvedant believes states such as North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin,
Alabama, Tennessee, and many other Republican states would probably ban
abortion. States such as California, New York, Maine, New Jersey, Iowa, and
Illinois would probably legalize abortion.