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The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and effectively ended the recognition of a constitutional right to abortion. This gives individual states the power to allow, limit, or ban the practice of abortion.
Former President Barack Obama blasted the high court’s ruling, claiming it attacks “esential freedoms of millions of Americans.”
“For more than a month, we’ve known this day was coming—but that doesn’t make it any less devastating,” he said.
“Today, the Supreme Court not only reversed nearly 50 years of precedent, it relegated the most intensely personal decision someone can make to the whims of politicians and ideologues—attacking the essential freedoms of millions of Americans,” Obama said in a statement.
Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama, also made the following statement in May on abortion: “Few, if any, women make the decision to terminate a pregnancy casually — and people of goodwill, across the political spectrum, can hold different views on the subject,” the former president and first lady said at the time.
On the other hand, Republican President Donald Trump celebrated the news by saying the ruling “will work out for everybody” as each state can decide its own limitation on the controversial termination of an unborn human being.
“This is following the Constitution, and giving rights back when they should have been given long ago,” Trump responded. “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.
Trump appointed three conservative justices to the high court who helped make the decision. However, Trump said, “God made the decision.”
With Trump’s appointments, the Supreme Court received a conservative majority with Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Samuel Alito, Justice Clarence Thomas, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh and Barrett.
Justice Samuel Alito wrote, “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,” he continued.
This ruling comes in a decision over Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. A Mississippi law had banned abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, which was challenged by leftists.
A lower court ruling stopped this 15-week abortion ban from taking place. The state of Mississippi asked the Supreme Court to review this lower court ruling.
It appears that liberals will soon regret their efforts to stop Mississippi from implementing the abortion ban after 15 weeks of pregnancy after this challenge ultimately ended up in the Supreme Court where they overturned Roe v. Wade’s impact across all 50 U.S. states.
This ruling is guaranteed to infuriate radical leftist. We receive saw 26-year-old Nicholas John Roske of California arrest and indicted for attempted murder after showing up to the home of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh.
Roske arrived after 1 a.m. while armed with a Glock handgun with two magazines, a knife, a hammer, a crowbar, pepper spray, and other equipment. The assassination plot was abandoned after he was spotted by two deputy U.S. Marshals. Roske abruptly proceeded to walk down the street from Kavanaugh’s residence. Roske faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.
Radical leftists have recently protested at the homes of pro-life Supreme Court Justices enraged over the fact they may possibly overturn the landmark ruling in Roe v. Wade.
Roske revealed his motivation was that he was upset about the recent school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, and the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade. He believed Kavanaugh, who was appointed by President Donald Trump, would stand by court rulings that protect unborn human lives as well as the Second Amendment.
More on this story via Fox News:
The opinion comes after a leak of a draft opinion from February striking down Roe caused nationwide debate and promoted pro-choice activist protests at the homes of the six conservative justices. In addition, dozens of pro-life pregnancy centers were vandalized since the opinion leak, Catholic churches were targeted for protests and unrest, and a suspect was charged with attempted murder for allegedly trying to assassinate Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
The high court heard oral arguments in the case in December 2021. Mississippi Solicitor General Scott Stewart argued in support of the law. He also argued that two landmark abortion cases that kept state governments from prohibiting abortions at certain points during a pregnancy – Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey – be overturned.
Pro-life advocates believe that the state is the best forum for debate over abortion restrictions, and see the overturn of Roe as the rightful return of the issue to the states.
At least 13 Republican-led states have already passed “trigger laws,” in the event Roe is overturned, that would immediately restrict access to abortion if the Supreme Court went so far as to overturn the 50-year precedent.
Georgia, Iowa, Ohio and South Carolina all have laws banning abortions after the six-week mark, which have been ruled unconstitutional but would likely be revisited if Roe is overturned, the Guttmacher Institute, a pro-abortion research group, has reported.