Donald Trump publicly praised the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe V Wade Friday afternoon, telling Fox News that “God made the decision.”
“This is following the Constitution, and giving rights back when they should have been given long ago,” Trump told Fox News.
“I think, in the end, this is something that will work out for everybody.”
“This brings everything back to the states where it has always belonged,” Trump said. “God made the decision.”
The final vote was 6-3.
“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 knew that Americans hold profoundly different views about the ‘moral[ity]’ of ‘terminating a pregnancy, even in its earliest stage,'” wrote the dissenting justices. “And the Court recognized that ‘the State has legitimate interests from the outset of the pregnancy in protecting’ the ‘life of the fetus that may become a child.'”
“So the Court struck a balance, as it often does when values and goals compete,” they wrote. “It held that the State could prohibit abortions after fetal viability, so long as the ban contained exceptions to safeguard a woman’s life or health.”
“With sorrow–for this Court, but more, for the many millions of American women who have today lost a fundamental constitutional protection–we dissent,” they wrote.