The Roe v. Wade decision was officially overturned by the US Supreme Court on Friday, which ruled that the long-standing constitutional right to abortion is no longer valid.
The new ruling, which was leaked ahead of time, indicated that when the statute took effect, abortion rights would be restored right away in the states.
End To The Constitutional Right To Abortion
According to a similar statute in Mississippi, abortion is prohibited after 15 weeks of pregnancy, which appears to be two months earlier than what the U.S. Supreme Court has deemed acceptable.
The majority agreed with the court’s ruling and claimed that Roe v. Wade was completely incorrect in establishing a constitutional right to abortion.
The court agreed with Justice Samuel Alito that there is no explicit mention of abortion in the U.S. Constitution and no such rights exist that implicitly defend any such conduct.
The time has come, which is noted as a rare situation where a fundamental privilege that has previously been acknowledged by the court is completely eliminated.
The final ruling had already resulted in the abortion method being outlawed in some states. The other half anticipates that after the right to an abortion is taken away, further prohibitions or restrictions will be implemented.
Former president Joe Biden clarified it as a traffic infraction and urged the states to abide by the law. About 36 million women of reproductive age will no longer be able to receive abortions as a result of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision.
Both sides’ supporters flocked to the court’s exterior, and the police made a concerted effort to keep them apart.
Since no one is now walking toward the patient area, the doors of several abortion clinics will undoubtedly remain closed.
The 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade decision was decided by a vote of 7–2 in favour of defending the woman’s constitutionally protected right to end her pregnancy. The American woman had the option to terminate her pregnancy throughout the first three months of her pregnancy, but she was subject to several limitations during the second trimester and complete prohibitions during the third.
The state’s constitutional right to an abortion has now been essentially repealed by the conservative-majority court. Clarence Thomas, Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett, Samuel Alito, and Neil Gorsuch were among the five justices who voted unanimously in favour.
Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor, and Stephen Breyer are the three justices who vehemently dissented from the majority and adopted a different stance. They disagreed with the majority because they were saddened by the fact that many millions of American women had finally lost their constitutional protections and fundamental rights.
Several states with Democratic governors, such as California, Michigan, and New Mexico, have already made public their explicit plans to include abortion rights in their constitutions.