BREAKING: Supreme Court Overturns Roe V. Wade
June 24, 2022 10:39AM CDT
After weeks of speculation, the U.S. Supreme Court officially overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday. By a 5-4 decision, the Court ruled that there is no federal constitutional right to an abortion. The majority opinion was written by Justice Samuel Alito and is ‘very similar to the draft opinion leaked last month, according to reports. The decision will have a massive and immediate impact on abortion laws in the U.S. – with many states expected to enact abortion bans or other restrictions.
By a 7-to-2 vote in 1973, the Supreme Court established a constitutional right to abortion in Roe v. Wade. Today, after almost 50 years, the decision was overturned. https://t.co/8t4In3itnr
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