REPORT: Supreme Court to Overturn Roe v Wade

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A draft opinion circulating around the Supreme Court indicates the court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade and Casey in a major change to abortion rights.

Politico first reported the news of the Opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito.

Politico reports:

The draft opinion is a full-throated, unflinching repudiation of the 1973 decision which guaranteed federal constitutional protections of abortion rights and a subsequent 1992 decision – Planned Parenthood v. Casey – that largely maintained the right. “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start,” Alito writes.

“We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled,” he writes in the document, labeled as the “Opinion of the Court.” “It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”

Deliberations on controversial cases have in the past been fluid. Justices can and sometimes do change their votes as draft opinions circulate and major decisions can be subject to multiple drafts and vote-trading, sometimes until just days before a decision is unveiled. The court’s holding will not be final until it is published, likely in the next two months.

The immediate impact of the ruling as drafted in February would be to end a half-century guarantee of federal constitutional protection of abortion rights and allow each state to decide whether to restrict or ban abortion. It’s unclear if there have been subsequent changes to the draft.


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3 months ago

God bless this endeavor to protect the lives of the most innocent and helpless humans at least at the Federal level.

Cletis Hatchet.
Cletis Hatchet.
3 months ago

The SCOTUS will not listen to the voter fraud so why would they over turn the abortion law?They are all communists.

3 months ago

We are a Federalist form of Government. As such, the question of abortion should be left up to the individual states. Alito is correct… the decision was unconstitutional to begin with.

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