Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion

Jun 25, 2022 View Original Article
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57% : She was a member of anti-abortion groups at Notre Dame University, where she taught law, and she signed a newspaper ad opposing "abortion on demand" and defending "the right to life from fertilization to natural death."
51% : In doing all of that, it places in jeopardy other rights, from contraception to same-sex intimacy and marriage.
45% : A majority are in favor of abortion being legal in all or most circumstances, but polls indicate many also support restrictions especially later in pregnancy.
43% : The first sign that the court might be receptive to wiping away the constitutional right to abortion came in late summer, when the justices divided 5-4 in allowing Texas to enforce a ban on the procedure at roughly six weeks, before some women even know they are pregnant.
43% : Barrett was perhaps the most vocal opponent of abortion in her time as a law professor, before becoming a federal judge in 2017.
42% : The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade.
41% : Authority to regulate abortion rests with the political branches, not the courts, Alito wrote.
41% : "Nothing in this opinion should be understood to cast doubt on precedents that do not concern abortion," he wrote.
38% : The decision came against a backdrop of public opinion surveys that find a majority of Americans oppose overturning Roe and handing the question of whether to permit abortion entirely to the states.
36% : Chief Justice John Roberts would have stopped short of ending the abortion right, noting that he would have upheld the Mississippi law at the heart of the case, a ban on abortion after 15 weeks, and said no more.
36% : But Alito contended that his analysis addresses abortion only.
34% :Thirteen states, mainly in the South and Midwest, already have laws on the books that ban abortion in the event Roe is overturned.
34% : In his draft, Alito dismissed the arguments in favor of retaining the two decisions, including that multiple generations of American women have partly relied on the right to abortion to gain economic and political power.
33% : The Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision," Alito wrote.
32% : In their Senate hearings, Trump's three high-court picks carefully skirted questions about how they would vote in any cases, including about abortion.
29% : Polls conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and others also have consistently shown about 1 in 10 Americans want abortion to be illegal in all cases.
16% : Alito, in the final opinion issued Friday, wrote that Roe and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the 1992 decision that reaffirmed the right to abortion, were wrong the day they were decided and must be overturned.

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