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In historic reversal, Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, frees states to outlaw abortion

Jun 25, 2022 View Original Article
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    100% Extremely Conservative

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    -68% Negative

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49% :Opinion polls show most Americans support access to abortion, at least in the early months of a pregnancy.
48% : The prospect for a major change on abortion first became apparent in the summer of 2018.
47% : They had refused to accept the idea the Constitution protected abortion as a fundamental right.
47% : In 1992, when a divided court upheld the right to abortion, the five justices in the majority were Republican appointees.
46% : He said a right to abortion has never "been part of this nation's tradition."Kavanaugh, who was narrowly confirmed in 2018 after assuring senators during his confirmation that Roe was "settled" law, said the court should now step away from deciding abortion cases.
45% : For the U.S. Catholic bishops as well as evangelical Christians who believe abortion ends a human life and is immoral, the ruling is a triumph decades in the making.
41% : "The Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision, including the one on which the defenders of Roe and Casey now chiefly rely - the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment."
40% : The court's conservative majority said the Constitution does not protect the rights of women to choose abortion and instead leaves these decisions in the hands of state lawmakers.
40% : "In my judgment, on the issue of abortion, the Constitution is neither pro-life nor pro-choice," he wrote in a concurring decision.
40% : He cited the decisions upholding contraceptives, gay sex and same-sex marriages.
38% : Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. concurred but did not join the majority opinion in overturning Roe, saying he would have upheld only a Mississippi 15-week ban on abortion.
37% :The ruling figures to set off a fierce political fight nationwide and state by state as politicians and voters weigh in on whether abortion should be restricted or prohibited entirely.
36% : The five on his right - Thomas, Alito, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh and Barrett - were ready to go further and repeal the right to abortion.
35% : Many legal conservatives say the constitutional right to abortion - and particularly the Roe ruling - was always built on a shaky legal foundation, leaving it vulnerable.
35% : His 79-page opinion on Friday insisted that nothing in the language or history of the Constitution suggested it could be used to void state bans on abortion.
34% : In a historic reversal, the Supreme Court on Friday overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision and ruled states may again outlaw abortion.
31% : Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, a likely swing vote on abortion, announced his retirement at age 82, clearing the way for Trump to appoint Kennedy's former clerk, Kavanaugh.

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