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Abortion rights are once again under fire, as a vacant seat on the Supreme Court gives the Trump administration its opening to go after Roe v. Wade. That landmark 1973 decision affirmed the right to abortion up until fetal viability (typically, around 24 weeks), but ever since, various lawmakers at the state and federal levels have worked to tear it down. Kennedy has been hailed as a “firewall,” as National Women’s Law Center President and CEO Fatima Goss Graves put it in a press call Thursday, against challenges to Roe. Without his vote, the court will skew conservative — and because the president has long promised to overturn Roe, we can expect that any of his nominees will present with a clear agenda.