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Supreme Court poised to overturn Roe v Wade

President Biden will now be under enormous pressure to pack the court. And he might just figure it’s his job to go down in history as the man who saved Roe.

The Supreme Court has voted to strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, according to an initial draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito circulated inside the court and obtained by POLITICO.

The draft opinion is a full-throated, unflinching repudiation of the 1973 decision which guaranteed federal constitutional protections of abortion rights and a subsequent 1992 decision – Planned Parenthood v. Casey – that largely maintained the right. “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start,” Alito writes.

“We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled,” he writes in the document, labeled as the “Opinion of the Court.” “It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”

Deliberations on controversial cases have in the past been fluid. Justices can and sometimes do change their votes as draft opinions circulate and major decisions can be subject to multiple drafts and vote-trading, sometimes until just days before a decision is unveiled. The court’s holding will not be final until it is published, likely in the next two months.

2 thoughts on “Supreme Court poised to overturn Roe v Wade”

  1. This has always been a states rights issue. Sit back and watch the crazies go off on how it’s the end of society as we know it. How the world will now end if they can’t murder their own children. Let the hysteria begin.

  2. Putting aside a person’s personal choice for a moment.
    Roe was always a federal takeover of state’s rights, another massive power grab by DC.
    Just like the DOE, Dept of Education.
    Not trying to defend or deny choice, but it should not be at the federal level.

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