On June 23, 2010, the Politico website published an intriguing item entitled “Predicting an end to Roe v. Wade.” http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0610/38899.html
That prediction was made by Walter Dellinger a former Acting Solicitor General in the Clinto Administration and a long time professor at Duke. Dellinger’s prediction was based on the idea that Roe has become a target of conservatives who view the decision as a symbol of judicial activism. Roe is certainly that, but Dellinger’s prediction is one that few others seem to be making. In fact, Rachel Brand, a panelist at the Politico forum at which Dellinger’s prediction was made, stated: “Frankly it has not occurred to me that that is of any kind of reasonable likelihood any time soon.”
I think that Roe will ultimately fall but I am more inclined to side with Brand, at least in the short run.