Friday, June 24, 2022

The Supreme Court Overrules Roe v. Wade

Last month a majority opinion written by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito showed the court was preparing to strike down the ruling for a woman's right to terminate a pregnancy [click here if you missed that]. 

Row v. Wade has been overturned...

The Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that established the constitutional right to abortion in the U.S. in 1973.
The court’s controversial but expected ruling gives individual states the power to set their own abortion laws without concern of running afoul of Roe, which had permitted abortions during the first two trimesters of pregnancy.
Almost half the states are expected to outlaw or severely restrict abortion as a result of the Supreme Court’s decision, which is related to a highly restrictive new Mississippi abortion law.
Other states plan to maintain more liberal rules governing the termination of pregnancies.