On June 24 Friday, The United States Supreme Court reached a decision on the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that comprehended women’s constitutional right to abortion. In a 6-3 ruling powered by its conservative majority, the Court approved a Republican-backed Mississippi law that restricts abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The decision was further overturned by the court’s precedent in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which was found in 1992 and based on Roe that states could not enact abortion restriction that poses an “undue burden” on the person getting an abortion.
Roe V. Wade Supreme Court case decision
On Friday the landmark ruling was in the favor of the state of 2018 Mississippi in a debatable case – Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, In the state of Mississippi, sought to invalidate Roe v. Wade and outlaw nearby all abortion at and after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Dissenting, the United States Supreme Court Three Judges elected by the President, namely Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, and Elena Pagan said that the decision “diminishes women’s opportunities to participate fully and equally in the nation’s political, social and economic life.” Roe V. Wade’s opinion, authored by Justice Samuel Alito, was endorsed by Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, Clarence Thomas, and Amy Coney Barrett with Chief Justice John G. Robert Jr.
“With sorrow for this court, but more, for the many millions of American women who have today lost a fundamental constitutional protection we dissent,” concluded the minority opinion. In a statement issued on June 24, former first lady Michelle Obama said that “I am heartbroken for people around the country who just lost the fundamental right to make informed decisions about their bodies… for the teenage girl, full of zest and promise, won’t be able to live the life she wants because the state controls her reproductive decision.”
Mississippi sought to ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The United States Supreme Court in a 6-3 ruling upheld the ban signed into law by the state’s Republican-majority legislature. In the absence of a federal law protecting the right to abortion, the decision is expected to prompt near-total ‘trigger bans’ on abortion in more than a dozen American states.
“One of the darkest days for women’s rights in my lifetime” -world leaders react on Supreme Court ruling
New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern said that “When there are so many issues to tackle, so many challenges that face women and girls, we need progress, not to fight the same fights and move backward.”
Belgian Prime Minister Alexander de Croo said on Twitter that he was “very concerned about implications of the United States Supreme Court decision and the signal it sends to the world.” He said that “Belgium will continue to work with countries to advance #SRHR everywhere,” basically referring to Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights.
Scotland First Minister Nicola Sturgeon called it “one of the darkest days for women’s rights in my lifetime.”
What is Roe V. Wade?
On January 22 in 1973, Roe V. Wade was a decision of the United States Supreme Court in which the Court ruled that the constitution of the United States generally protects a pregnant woman to choose to have an abortion.
The full name of the case is Jana Roe V. Wade, District Attorney of Dallas County.
About Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization
This case was decided on June 24 in 2022. The full name of this case is Thomas E. Dobbs, State Health Officer of the Mississippi Department of Health, et al. v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. This is a landmark decision of the United States Supreme Court in which the Court held that the constitution of the United States does not grant any right to abortion. This case is about the constitutionality of a 2018 Mississippi state law that banned abortion operations after the first 15 weeks of pregnancy.
About Amy Coney Barrett
Amy Coney Barrett was born on January 28 1972. She is an American Lawyer and serves as an Associate of the U.S Supreme Court. She was elected by President Donald Trump and has served since October 27, 2020.
About Samuel Alito
Samuel Alito was born on April 1 1950. He is an American Lawyer and serves as an associate justice of the U.S Supreme Court. He was elected by President John W Bush on October 31, 2005. He has served since January 31 2006.
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