Today the Supreme Court overturned a 1973 ruling which created a Constitutional right to an abortion. The issue is now sent back to the states to regulate.
The vote was 5-4 to overturn Roe v. Wade.
#BREAKING: The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that has guaranteed the right to an abortion for more than 50 years.https://t.co/lpcMnsEeK4
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“The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives,” Justice Samuel Alito stated in the majority opinion of the court.
Former President Donald Trump weighed in with his thoughts on the ruling:
Today’s decision, which is the biggest WIN for LIFE in a generation, along with other decisions that have been announced recently, were only made possible because I delivered everything as promised, including nominating and getting three highly respected and strong Constitutionalists confirmed to the United States Supreme Court. It was my great honor to do so!
I did not cave to the Radical Left Democrats, their partners in the Fake News Media, or the RINOs who are likewise the true, but silent, enemy of the people. These major Victories prove that even though the Radical Left is doing everything in their power to destroy our Country, your Rights are being protected, the Country is being defended, and there is still hope and time to Save America! I will never stop fighting for the Great People of our Nation!
BREAKING: When asked whether he feels he played a role in the reversal of Roe v. Wade, former president Donald J. Trump told Fox News: "God made the decision."
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In a 6-3 decision, the Mississippi Supreme Court has upholden an abortion law that bans procedures past 15 weeks. Justice John Roberts wrote separately to say he would have upheld the Mississippi law but not taken the additional step of erasing the Roe precedent altogether.
In May a leak was released that people know that Roe could possibly be overturned. This sent liberals into a frenzy. Today their nightmares became a reality.
Protests have broken out in the streets of Washington and at various suburban homes of the Justices. A California man was arrested for attempted murder when he was found outside the home of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and his family armed with a gun, burglary tools, zip ties, and pepper spray.
All of the protests did nothing to change the minds of Alito, Kavanaugh, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Amy Coney Barrett, and Chief Justice John Roberts, who agreed or concurred with Dobbs.
How Many Abortions Happen Per Year in the US?
The number of abortions performed in the United States has been declining in recent years. According to the Guttmacher Institute, there were about 926,200 abortions performed in 2014, down from 1.06 million in 2011. This decline is likely due to a combination of factors, including an increase in the use of long-acting reversible contraception, more state-level restrictions on abortion access, and a decline in the overall number of unintended pregnancies.
What is the Impact of Roe v. Wade?
Roe v. Wade is the 1973 Supreme Court case that legalized abortion nationwide. Since then, there has been a significant decrease in the number of abortions performed each year. According to the Guttmacher Institute, the number of abortions peaked in 1990 at 1.61 million and has been declining since then.
There is a lot of debate about the impact of Roe v. Wade on abortion rates. Some people argue that it has led to more abortions because it made them more accessible and less stigmatized. Others argue that it has led to fewer abortions because it made contraception and sex education more widely available. It is difficult to say definitively which of these factors has had the most impact.