The Democratic platform states that the party "unequivocally" supports Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal, and "supports a woman's right to make decisions regarding her pregnancy, including a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay."Yahoo reports:
The platform states: "Abortion is an intensely personal decision between a woman, her family, her doctor and her clergy; there is no place for politicians or government to get in the way." ...
Republicans say "the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed." It opposes using public revenues to promote or perform abortion or to fund organizations that perform or advocate abortions.
Next year marks the 40-year-anniversary of the Roe V. Wade Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion.
A study by Theodore J. Joyce and Ruoding Tan at City University of New York and Yuxiu Zhang at Yale explored what would happen if the famous ruling were overturned.
[If] Roe v. Wade were overturned, legal analysts have determined that abortion would probably be ruled illegal in 31 states. This would increase the average distance an American would have to travel to an abortion clinic to 157 miles.