Scholars tipped to desert universities if US states ban abortion

From Times Higher Education: “The now-anticipated US Supreme Court ruling overturning abortion rights and the accompanying political shifts are raising expectations of universities in conservative states growing competitively weaker. … The imminent ruling was concerning to most Americans both for the abortion restrictions and for the threat the Supreme Court is posing to other rights involving gender and beyond, said Jeffrey Isaac, a professor of political science at Indiana University Bloomington. … ‘Simply put,’ said Cecilia Orphan, an associate professor of higher education at the University of Denver, ‘threats to academic freedom, shared governance and tenure have come hand in hand with threats to personal liberties related to abortion, relaxed gun control policies and attacks on critical race theory.’”

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