A few days ago, a Supreme Court draft opinion was leaked about possibly overturning the Roe v. Wade decision which was made in 1973. Roe v. Wade was a Supreme Court decision which established the right to abortion as a constitutional right. That decision nullified the states’ ability to ban abortions.
As soon as the decision was made, it was fought. Hence, it’s not very surprising that such a draft exists. The draft was confirmed to be authentic, but not the final decision. Justice Roberts condemned the leak and directed the court Marshal to investigate the matter. If the past decision is overturned, states will be able to choose how to regulate abortion in their state.
The side against the overturn speaks for women’s right to their own bodies. 26 states are certain or likely to ban abortion, with more than 20 that already have abortion bans/restrictions in the books, ready to take effect if the Roe v. Wade decision was overturned. If Roe v. Wade is overturned, reproductive rights would disappear throughout the US. If the ruling was overturned, it would be a legal, political, and social transformation. The court is expected to issue its official opinion by the end of June or early July.
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