Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion - The Philadelphia Sunday Sun

Jun 25, 2022 View Original Article
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51% : In doing all of that, it places in jeopardy other rights, from contraception to same-sex intimacy and marriage.
45% : The Supreme Court on Friday stripped away the nation's constitutional protections for abortion that had stood for nearly a half-century.
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.
42% : Both sides predicted the fight over abortion would continue, in state capitals, in Washington and at the ballot box.
41% : "Nothing in this opinion should be understood to cast doubt on precedents that do not concern abortion," he wrote.
40% : "We therefore hold that the Constitution does not confer a right to abortion.
39% : Justice Clarence Thomas, part of Friday's majority, urged colleagues to overturn other high court rulings protecting same-sex marriage, gay sex and the use of contraceptives.
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% : But Alito contended that his analysis addresses abortion only.
34% : Roe and Casey must be overruled, and the authority to regulate abortion must be returned to the people and their elected representatives," Alito wrote, in an opinion that was very similar to the leaked draft.
34% :Mississippi is one of 13 states, mainly in the South and Midwest, that already have laws on the books to ban abortion in the event Roe was overturned.
34% : In his opinion, 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.
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 have consistently shown about 1 in 10 Americans want abortion to be illegal in all cases.
18% : 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 had to be be overturned.

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