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Major Victory as SCOTUS Overturns Roe V. Wade!

It is a day that the pro-choice left has dreaded ever since a leaked Supreme Court document weeks ago indicated that the Court was poised to overturn the landmark abortion rights decision Roe v. Wade.

The day has come, the Court has ruled, and in a decidedly divided ruling of 5 -3-1, it has effectively dismantled federal abortion protections. The decision allows dozens of eager states to enact so-called “trigger laws” and begin banning the procedure outright, including Texas and Mississippi; the state brought the case leading to the ruling.

The ruling came in the Court’s opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which centered on a Mississippi law that banned abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The Republican-led state of Mississippi asked the Supreme Court to strike down a lower court ruling that stopped the 15-week abortion ban from taking place.

“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.

Alito’s opinion began with an exploration and criticism of Roe v. Wade and its holding that while states have “a legitimate interest in protecting ‘potential life,” this interest was not strong enough to prohibit abortions before the time of fetal viability, understood to be at about 23 weeks into pregnancy.

“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.

Chief Justice John Roberts agreed that the viability line “never made any sense,” but said he would have taken “a more measured course” with this case. Rather than overturn Roe v. Wade altogether, Roberts said he would have continued to recognize a right to get an abortion, and that the right should “extend far enough to ensure a reasonable opportunity to choose, but need not extend any further.”

The Court’s majority took a firmer stance against Roe v. Wade and the subsequent case Planned Parenthood v. Casey, holding “that Roe and Casey must be overruled.”

The decision, which had been anticipated for weeks after a draft opinion was leaked, reverses one of the most consequential judicial decrees in the past century and, according to pro-choice advocates, threatens to strand tens of millions of women across much of the South and Midwest who are of reproductive age.

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.

On the other hand, pro-choice advocates will have to work to codify Roe or enact looser abortion restrictions by passing state-level legislation.

Written by Bill Sheridan

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  1. Yea bravo
    It’s about they over turned this nonsense
    It was never legal to begin with.
    Tax payers we’re getting tired of there money being used to murder the unborn!!!
    The states should decide that. Jw

  2. Thank goodness the Court has come to the right decision about abortion. The Government has no business ruling about such a thing. It is a very personal matter!

  3. 50 years ago, when Roe vs Wade was enacted, the technology wasn’t there. Now we know so much more about the unborn fetus, when the heart beats, when they sense light, even when they have fingerprints. With all this knowledge it was only right to overturn this antiquated law.

  4. Row V Wade was never constitutional in the first place. Per the constitution the federal government does not have the power to guarantee or deny a woman’s right to have an abortion. I have no idea how they could have found for it in the first place.

    The pro choice people have said that 70% or whatever in the US are for open abortions including homicides of newborns. Let’s see how it goes in the state legislators now, and how many politicians loose their jobs for banning abortions, – I’m guessing none. Just another lie by the NWO Marxists.

    Kind of funny that this happened with a commie congress and president, isn’t it? Wounder how many wokies will have there abortions become retroactive in the riots that the liberals are going to have this week end? I predict it will be a good week end to stay off the streets.

  5. The bible never says that life begins at conception. 3 times (Genesis 2:7, Job 33:4, Ezekiel 37:5-6), it says that life begins at first breath. Exodus 21:22-25 sets different penalties for taking a life and causing a miscarriage, basically saying that a fetus is not a life. Numbers 5:22 gives a recipe for a ritual to cause a miscarriage in case of pregnancy though infidelity.

    • The Bible States that God says he knows us even before we are in our mother’s womb. Read the Word. God is never in agreement with taking an innocent life. If it is living tissue, if it has a heartbeat, developing feet, etc… it is a baby! It is sad that people try to justify their own sin and selfishness by rationalizing how they can be free of responsibility for their own actions.

    • Fred, you are wrong on all counts. In Genesis, Adam didn’t have a mother to come out of. In Job and Ezekiel, it is talking about God’s breath to a man after he’s born. In the Exodus passage, the baby survived the miscarriage. It says “yet there is no injury”! In Numbers, it doesn’t mentioned that the woman is pregnant. You’ve whiffed on all counts. Read Psalm 139:13-16. Abortion is infanticide.

  6. Fred, you are wrong on all counts. In Genesis, Adam had no mother to come out of. In the Job and Ezekiel passages, it was talking about God’s breath coming to a man after he’s born. In Exodus, the baby survived the miscarriage. It says there is no injury! In Numbers, it doesn’t say the woman was pregnant. You whiffed on all counts. Read Psalm 139:13-16. Abortion is infanticide.

  7. Fred, you are wrong on all counts. In Genesis, Adam didn’t have a mother to come out of. In Job and Ezekiel, it is talking about God’s breath to a man after he’s born. In the Exodus passage, the baby survived the miscarriage. It says “yet there is no injury”! In Numbers, it doesn’t mentioned that the woman is pregnant. You’ve whiffed on all counts. Read Psalm 139:13-16. Abortion is infanticide.

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