After Roe v. Wade reversal, a new war between the states

Increasingly, Americans are moving to regions that align with their political viewpoints. The result? A Dis-united States.

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July 7, 2022 - 3:17 PM

Protesters hold signs while they march in Philadelphia to protest the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on June 24.

WASHINGTON — The polarization of American politics, a trend that began long before Donald Trump ran for president, isn’t running out of steam. If anything, it’s accelerating.

Last month it got a boost from a new source: a conservative Supreme Court majority pushing hot-button issues back to the states — not only abortion, but also gun control and environmental regulation, with others likely to come.

Americans were already divided over abortion rights; now, thanks to the court, they get to debate the issue in a dozen or more state legislatures.

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