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The US Supreme Court has overturned the Roe Vs Wade Judgement

  • The US Supreme Court has overturned the Roe Vs Wade Judgement, which will end the 50 years of legal right to Abortion.

The Supreme Court overturned Roe V. Wade in a 6-3 decision. The landmark judgment established the constitutional right to Abortion in the United States in 1973. This was the most controversial judgment, which allowed the individual states the power to set their abortion laws and also permitted Abortion for the first two trimesters of the pregnancy.

It was expected that half of the states would outlaw this judgement or restrict the abortion laws, and some states will maintain liberal rules governing the termination of pregnancies. Justice Samuel Alito is expected to write the majority opinion which overruled the Roe judgement; he had joined in that judgment by the five other conservatives on the high court, including Chief Justice John Roberts all have supported overturning the Roe that had been in doubt for many years.

Alito has written: “ The Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is simplicity protected by any constitutional provision, including the one on which the defenders of Roe and Casey now chiefly rely.” He has also added that “ The provision has been held to guarantee some rights that are not mentioned in the Constitution, but any such right must be ‘deeply rooted in this Nation’s history and tradition and implicit in the concept of ordered liberty,” “It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”

In the joint dissent, the court’s liberal justice wrote, “ The majority has overruled Roe and Casey for one and only one reason: because it has always despised them, and now it has votes to discard them. The majority thereby substitutes a rule by judges for the rule of law.”

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