Women can say goodbye to Abortion rights in the United States as the Supreme Court has seemingly voted to overturn the landmark Roe vs. Wade decision in a draft opinion. This is according to a leaked draft, a rarity for the highest court in the United States.
Politico acquired Justice Samuel Alito’s written initial majority opinion draft that shows a majority of high courts have thrown their support behind overturning the 1973 case Roe v Wade that legalized abortion in the US. If this goes through then it will immediately give states the right to ban abortion. It is presumed to go down in June.
This means if this comes to fruition it would lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states. However, the draft is still circulated as an opinion inside the court; so we are uncertain if it means the final word. Everything in this points towards the federal court is striking down Roe vs Wade.
“Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences. And far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue, Roe and Casey have enflamed debate and deepened division.”
“The inescapable conclusion is that a right to abortion is not deeply rooted in the Nation’s history and traditions.”-Justice Samuel Alito in an initial draft majority opinion
The documents show the draft was made back in February. The outlet also noted this is the first time in history that a court opinion was leaked while the case is still pending. Now that it has, it is sure to spark nationwide debates on the subject. It remains to be seen how all of this comes into effect.
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