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US Supreme Court abolishes the ‘Right To Abortion’ in America

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Edited By: Aashish Vashistha

June 25, 2022 (New Delhi): The US Supreme Court has abolished the Right to Abortion while giving a big decision on Friday. Under this law, American women had the right to make their own decision whether to have an abortion or not. At the same time, the court overturned a nearly 50-year-old landmark 1973 “Roe v Wade” decision that guaranteed a woman’s right to an abortion and said that individual states could allow or restrict the procedure themselves.

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The court’s decision came in the decisive case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, in which Mississippi’s last abortion clinic opposed the state’s efforts to ban abortion after 15 weeks and reverse of Roe in the process. The majority opinion, written by Justice Samuel Alito, said “Abortion is a deeply moral issue on which the American people hold conflicting views. We believe that Roe and Casey should be dismissed. The constitution does not prohibit citizens of each state from regulating or prohibiting abortion.”

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The Court held that the Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision. Reversing the 1973 ruling would again allow individual US states to ban abortions. At least 26 states are expected to do so immediately or at the earliest.

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Actually, recently there has been a significant increase in the cases of abortion in America. Religious factors have also been involved in whether women should be given the right to abortion or not. It has also been a point of contention between Republicans (Conservatives) and Democrats (Liberals). This dispute reached the Supreme Court in 1973, which is known as the Roe v Wade case.

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