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According to a nine-judge draft majority, the U.S. Supreme Court may be on the verge of ending the constitutional right to abortion nationwide.
In the middle Politician This Monday Judge Samuel Alito released a speech in which he defines the historic judgment handed down by the Supreme Court in 1973 as Row versus Wade as a “blatant error.”
The Supreme Court on Tuesday confirmed that the leaked document was genuine, but clarified it It does not represent the decision of the court or the final position of its members on the issues of the case.
Such a leak is unprecedented in the modern history of the United States Supreme Court and has caused a great deal of controversy in that country.
Chief Magistrate of the Court, Judge John Roberts, Leak a “Massive breach of trust” Ordered further investigation.
In response to the leak, US President Joe Biden issued a statement on Tuesday before the court confirmed the document’s credibility.
“I believe a woman’s right to make decisions is fundamental. Row has been a national law for almost 50 years and demands that basic justice and the stability of our country’s law not repeal it. We will be ready when any judgment comes.” Insisted.
“If the court overturns Roe v. Wade, the protection of a woman’s decision-making power will fall on our elected officials at all levels of government, and the choice of politicians in favor of that right will fall on the electorate.”
What the draft says
Judges are expected to rule on the case in early July. According to Politico, this is the first draft and it is not uncommon for judges to change their minds during these drafting processes.
“Rowe (v. Wade) was a blatant mistake from the start,” said Judge Alito’s document. “We think it should be repealed,” he added.
“The time has come to abide by the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives,” he added.
If this is the opinion of the court, which has a majority of Conservative judges, then abortion ends up being a constitutional right so that states can completely ban or restrict it.
The arrangement is being reviewed as part of a legal battle over the state of Mississippi’s goal of banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
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