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In 5-to-4 Ruling, Supreme Court Overrules Landmark Roe v. Wade Case, Right to Abortion Limited at the Federal Level for the First Time in 50 Years

WASHINGTON – The landmark decision Roe v. Wade, which provided on-demand abortion to all Americans at the federal level, has been overruled by the Supreme Court. All Americans, regardless of color, sex, or status, have a basic right to abortion thanks to the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. As America joined the industrialized world in ensuring minority and women's human rights, the move was met with a surge of favorable support. As the nation deals with several tragedies, equality concerns, and discussions about women's rights, the recent Supreme Court precedent overturns 50 years of abortion rights in America.


In the developed world, minorities and women are guaranteed their human rights. As the nation deals with several tragedies, equality concerns, and discussions about women's rights, the recent Supreme Court precedent overturns 50 years of abortion rights in America. Dobbs v. Mississippi, which held that abortions can only be performed when considered essential by a governor or state legislation, was overturned. Because of this, 13 states—including Texas and Utah—have passed "trigger laws" that outright forbid abortion. As a result, the federal right to an abortion has been overturned. The decision was made as a result of years of Republican Party court-packing and complacent campaigning, which led to the nomination of three Alaska-friendly Supreme Court justices.


 


Along with the 13 states that have trigger laws, there are 26 other states that are either certain or likely to outlaw abortion for all people. States like Virginia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania are particularly vulnerable because of upcoming elections and a Republican governor. The Supreme Court's decision is very unpopular and foolish at a time when the stakes are at an all-time high because it is believed that 70% of Americans support the right to a healthy and safe abortion.


 


 Dobbs v. Jackson saw Chief Justice John Roberts vote 6-3 in favor of the State of Mississippi, but he dissented from the majority's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, saying that it "is a substantial jolt to the legal system—regardless of how you consider those cases." "A narrower ruling rejecting the mistaken viability standard would be noticeably less troubling, and nothing more is needed to determine this case," Justice Roberts wrote in his concurring opinion. Roe was egregiously erroneous from the beginning, Justice Alito said in reference to the other viewpoint. Its logic was quite weak, and the choice had negative repercussions. And instead of settling the abortion debate on a national level, Roe and Casey have stoked controversy and widened divide.


 


A number of other cases, including Obergfell, Griswold, and Lawrence, which defend same-sex civil unions, due process, and American citizens' privacy, are connected to the Roe v. Wade decision, making it possible for further human rights to be transferred to the states. Justice Clarence Thomas says the Supreme Court should "reconsider contraception and same-sex marriage hearings," potentially putting millions of people at risk of losing their fundamental constitutional rights as American citizens as his wife is about to be identified as one of the rioters who stormed the Capitol on January 6.


 


 


President Biden instructed the Department of Health & Human Services to make it simpler for women to acquire contraceptive medication and abortion pills as a response to the decision on Friday, which drew criticism from politicians from both major political parties. Even though the Biden administration is powerless to overturn the decision, Biden urged voters to support Democratic senators who, if given the chance, have the power to enshrine Roe v. Wade into law. The District of Columbia, all 50 states, as well as all U.S. territories worldwide, would all be subject to a total federal ban on abortion, according to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. The nation is reeling for peace and harmony as demonstrators assemble at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.


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