Tennesseans react to Supreme Court decision on abortion

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 25, 2022 9:25 PM CT | Published: June 24, 2022 12:04 PM CT

Responses to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling Friday, June 24, overturning the nearly 50-year old Roe v. Wade decision fall along party lines in Memphis and across Tennessee.

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U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn U.S. Rep. David Kustoff Roe v. Wade Herbert Slatery Trigger law Gov. Bill Lee Abortion U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen Hendrell Remus U.S. Sen. Bill Hagerty State Rep. Karen Camper State Sen. Raumesh Akbari Jason Martin

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Bill Dries

Bill Dries

Bill Dries covers city and county government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.

Ian Round

Ian Round

Ian Round is The Daily Memphian’s state government reporter. He came to Tennessee from Maryland where he reported on local politics for Baltimore Brew. He earned a Master of Journalism degree from the University of Maryland in December 2019.

Aisling Mäki

Aisling Mäki

Aisling Mäki has spent the better part of two decades writing about Memphis. A former digital journalist for WMC Action News 5 and staff reporter for Memphis Daily News, her work has also appeared in The Commercial Appeal, High Ground News, I Love Memphis, Inside Memphis Business, The Memphis Flyer, Memphis Parent, Memphis Magazine and Tri-State Defender. 


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