SUPREME COURT OVERTURNS ROE v. WADE

 

The Supreme Court of the United States has overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, ending a 49-year-long interpretation that abortion is a constitutional right. Now individual states have the power to allow, limit, or ban the practice altogether.

“We end this opinion where we began,” Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the 6-3 opinion (PDF). “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.”

The case decided today was Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which focused on a Mississippi law banning abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The state asked the Supreme Court to strike down a lower court ruling that stopped the legislation from taking effect.

Justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett joined Alito’s opinion. Chief Justice John Roberts agreed with the result but filed a separate opinion. Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan filed a joint dissent.

In addition to ending Roe (1973), today’s decision also overturned Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992), which re-affirmed abortion as a constitutional right.

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  1. The Reticulator Member
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    Are there any plans for an Insurrection? 

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  2. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    Now the “fun” begins. G-d bless the justices.

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  3. Eustace C. Scrubb Member
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    May I just say, HUZZAH!

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  4. Red Herring Coolidge
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    Jon Gabriel, Ed.:

    Decision here (PDF). story tk

    Held: The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives. Pp. 8–79.

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  5. RufusRJones Member
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  6. GlennAmurgis Coolidge
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    Here are my predictions

    1.0 We are going to be hearing about mostly peaceful protests

    2.0 The MSM and the DOJ will continue to ignore the attacks on pregnancy resource centers 

    3.0 There will be a push for packing the court

    4.0  There will be attacks on Catholic Churches, Orthodox Synagauges and Evangelical Churchs  and MSM will not consider this a hate crime

     

     

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  7. Hugh Member
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    RufusRJones (View Comment):

     

     

     

    Agree.  Someone needs to print up some Trump picture stickers with him saying “I did that”

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  8. Columbo Member
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    Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, I’m free at last!

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  9. Doctor Robert Member
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    Columbo (View Comment):

    Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, I’m free at last!

    If only.  Many of the States will disappoint us, including my own Commonwealth.

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  10. RufusRJones Member
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    Hugh (View Comment):

    RufusRJones (View Comment):

     

     

     

     

    Agree. Someone needs to print up some Trump picture stickers with him saying “I did that”

    I cannot exaggerate how much I like that idea. lol 

     

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  11. Western Chauvinist Member
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    Doctor Robert (View Comment):

    Columbo (View Comment):

    Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, I’m free at last!

    If only. Many of the States will disappoint us, including my own Commonwealth.

    Colorado is already a late term abortion hub. Hardly needed that new law allowing abortion up to the point of crowning. 

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  12. Western Chauvinist Member
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    It’s the beginning of the pro-life movement, not the end.

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  13. RufusRJones Member
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    I knew a rabid Democrat law student a million years ago. She told me it was bad law way back then. It’s just shameful how the blue checkmark lawyers are lying about this. I am getting sick of people with bar cards messing with the public’s mind about the justice system. Especially politicians with bar cards. 

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  14. Tyrion Lannister Inactive
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    Donald Trump deserves massive praise for sticking with Kavanaugh.  He deserves credit for the 3 justices that joined Alito and Thomas.  Credit to the Justices for the decision.  Credit to McConnell for holding the seat. 

    If nothing else came of the Trump presidency, this was worth it.  It was worth all the drama, mean tweets, silly statements, hand wringing, all of it.  I’d pay 10x that to have this outcome.  Trump’s  presidency was overall great policy-wise, but this will be the central pillar of his legacy.

    This is the biggest pro life win since Roe.  Now the battleground shifts to 51 smaller battles.  Keep up the good fight.  

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  15. Bishop Wash Member
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    Hugh (View Comment):

    RufusRJones (View Comment):

     

     

     

     

    Agree. Someone needs to print up some Trump picture stickers with him saying “I did that”

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  16. W Bob Member
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    Thank you Donald Trump. And Jim Comey.

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  17. Columbo Member
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    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    It’s the beginning of the pro-life movement, not the end.

    All a part of the larger movement to return Western Civilization to our world.

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  18. RufusRJones Member
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    By the way, I have just started listening to this guys podcast and it seems like it’s absolutely A+. 

     

     

     

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  19. jmelvin Member
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    Two “right to life” decisions in two days.  I’ll take it.

    You may ask “Right to life?”  Yes.  Abortion considerations have to do with the right a little one has to its own life prior to birth, self defense and the right to use arms to protect ones life  relates to a right to preserve one’s life through the rest of life.  The two are linked.

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  20. Columbo Member
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    Science agrees. It is NOT “your body”. It is the separate body of an entirely different human being.

     

     

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  21. The Reticulator Member
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    I wonder if there will be fewer abortions from now on. 

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  22. HeavyWater Reagan
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    There will be a Constitional Referendum on Abortion in Kansas in August.  

    https://kansasreflector.com/2022/06/24/demise-of-roe-v-wade-adds-gravity-to-kansas-vote-on-abortion-constitutional-amendment/

    If the Constitutional Referendum passes in Kansas, the Kansas legislature, currently controlled by Republicans, will have the ability to enact pro-life legislation.  The Governor of Kansas is a Democrat and is seeking reelection this November.  

    So, if the referendum passes and the GOP can hang on to the legislature and elect a GOP governor, they can stop abortion in Kansas.  

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  23. Columbo Member
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    I wonder if there will be fewer abortions from now on.

    Wasn’t that always the ‘promise’ … safe, legal and rare.

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  24. Douglas Pratt Coolidge
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    Roberts agreed. Looks like the leak had the opposite of the intended effect. He has a spine after all.

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  25. RufusRJones Member
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  26. RufusRJones Member
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    I wonder if there will be fewer abortions from now on.

    Plan B Pills will be everywhere now, which was the sensible policy option the whole time. You never hear anybody talk about that for some reason.

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  27. Columbo Member
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    Douglas Pratt (View Comment):

    Roberts agreed. Looks like the leak had the opposite of the intended effect. He has a spine after all.

    I give the Dread Pirate Roberts no quarter. Being a part of a legally sound 6-3 decision required no spine at all. He may have done it solely because he was so upset with the leak by his more liberal colleagues.

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  28. Kozak Member
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Are there any plans for an Insurrection?

    Remember when the Left would lecture about how SCOTUS decisions could not be questioned?

     

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  29. Richard O'Shea Coolidge
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    Next up, a constitutional amendment to set the court at nine justices.

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  30. Miffed White Male Member
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    Tyrion Lannister (View Comment):

    Donald Trump deserves massive praise for sticking with Kavanaugh. He deserves credit for the 3 justices that joined Alito and Thomas. Credit to the Justices for the decision. Credit to McConnell for holding the seat.

    If nothing else came of the Trump presidency, this was worth it. It was worth all the drama, mean tweets, silly statements, hand wringing, all of it. I’d pay 10x that to have this outcome. Trump’s presidency was overall great policy-wise, but this will be the central pillar of his legacy.

    This is the biggest pro life win since Roe. Now the battleground shifts to 51 smaller battles. Keep up the good fight.

    Credit to RBG for not retiring and letting Obama appoint her replacement.

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