Leaked Supreme Court opinion on abortion sends shockwaves across the nation — and other news for May 4, 2022
May 3, 2022
An early draft of a coming Supreme Court decision, leaked to the public late Monday, suggests that by this summer a majority of the justices will overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision of 50 years ago that established a constitutional right to abortion. John Yang reports on the abortion rights debate.
Directions: To watch the feature story, click the video above. Or skim the segments from the latest NewsHour by clicking on the image below, and choose the story that works best for your class. Then answer the questions below.
Discussion questions using the Journalist’s Five Ws plus an H:
- Who are some of the individuals or groups of people mentioned in the news summary?
- What stories are covered?
- Where do some of the stories take place?
- When did those stories occur?
- Why did the event(s) take place?
- How do you think the NewsHour’s producers decided which stories made it into the news summary?
Media literacy: Who else do you think should have been interviewed in the story you watched?
See, Think, Wonder: What did you notice? What did the story make you think? What story would you want to find out more about? Where would you go to learn more?