(MyHealthNewsDaily) If former Gov. Mitt Romney wins this year’s presidential election, there is a realistic chance that Roe v. Wade — the Supreme Court decision that protected a woman’s right to have an abortion — could be overturned under his administration, experts say.

With the justices sitting on the court now, it’s very unlikely an abortion case would garner the five votes needed to reverse the ruling, said Harvard Law School assistant professor I. Glenn Cohen, co-director of the school’s Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics. But Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a left-leaning judge who is 79, could retire during the next administration, allowing the president to nominate a more conservative-minded judge. Another justice could retire as well.

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