The U.S Supreme Court has officially ruled to overturn the landmark abortion decision Roe v. Wade as well as Planned Parenthood v. Casey.
THE SUPREME COURT HAS OVERTURNED ROE V. WADE, ELIMINATING THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO ABORTION.https://t.co/ZNYRs3QnpJ
— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) June 24, 2022
Five conservative justices voted in favor of the decision, while Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the court’s three liberal justices in the dissent.
The decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case comes over a month a Politico published a report on a draft opinion penned by Justice Samuel Alito that appeared to show the court was poised to overturn the ruling.
The majority opinion, penned by Alito, says, “Abortion presents a profound moral question. The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion.”
“Roe and Casey arrogated that authority. We now overrule those decisions and return that authority to the people and their elected representatives,” it added.
A separate portion of the decision stated, “Held: The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives.”
One of the most significant SCOTUS lines in my lifetime:
"Held: The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives."https://t.co/FGUzFwoVxW
— Alex Ruoff (@Alexruoff) June 24, 2022
The decision is likely to generate significant outrage among pro-choice activists, some of whom have called for a “summer of rage” if Roe was overturned.
Meanwhile, pro-life advocates were quick to celebrate the decision.
This story is developing.
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