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Fact-checking 5 claims in the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion on Roe v. Wade

May 05, 2022 View Original Article
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    -12% Somewhat Liberal

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    92% Extremely Conservative

  • Politician Portrayal

    86% Negative

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

58% : Susan Cohen, a former vice president at the Guttmacher Institute, an organization that supports abortion rights, in 2008 wrote that anti-abortion activists have pointed to the race data "falsely asserting that the disparity is the result of aggressive marketing by abortion providers to minority communities."
49% : The due process clause of the 14th Amendment "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.'"Alito was quoting in part from Washington v. Glucksberg, a 1997 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that found a state is permitted under the 14th Amendment to pass a law prohibiting assisted suicide.
47% : "At the time of enactment (of Mississippi's law) only six countries besides the United States permitted non therapeutic or elective abortion-on-demand after the twentieth week of gestation."
46% : "It was necessary to protect the health of women, as abortion at that time was not a particularly safe procedure."
46% : In Obergefell v. Hodges, the same-sex marriage case decided in 2015, the court didn't apply the Glucksberg test, he said.
45% : "Rather, each case inquired about the right to marry in its comprehensive sense, asking if there was a sufficient justification for excluding the relevant class from the right.""It is beyond dispute" that the legalization of abortion reduced the size of the Black population.
41% : "The Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision," he wrote.
36% : In the ruling for the same-sex marriage case, Justice Anthony Kennedy said for the majority that some cases in the past about marriage -- such as Loving v. Virginia, which ruled that laws banning interracial marriage were unconstitutional -- did not rely on past historical preferences.
35% : The Mississippi law at the center of the court's pending ruling banned abortion after 15 weeks, except to protect the life of the woman, or if there was "a serious risk of substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function."
35% : "At the time of Roe, 30 States still prohibited abortion at all stages.
35% : .... at the time of the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment, over three quarters of the States had adopted statutes criminalizing abortion (usually at all stages of pregnancy).
35% : The historians we reached said Alito's numbers are largely correct, though by the time the 14th Amendment was ratified in 1868, doctors had been pushing for over a decade to criminalize abortion as part of a campaign to professionalize medicine.

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