The United States Supreme Court issued a historic ruling Friday that ends federal protection for abortions across the country, sending the decision back to the states and their elected officials.
“We end this opinion where we began. Abortion presents a profound moral question. The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion. Roe and Casey arrogated that authority. We now overrule those decisions and return that authority to the people and their elected representatives,” Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the court’s opinion.
“The Court did not explain the basis for this line, and even abortion supporters have found it hard to defend Roe’s reasoning,” Alito wrote.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) June 24, 2022
The opinion comes weeks after a draft decision was leaked from inside the Supreme Court.
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