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The US Supreme Court has overturned the landmark Roe v Wade case, which granted women in the US the right to abort a pregnancy. This move effectively ends the recognition of a constitutional right to abortion and giving individual states the power to regulate and restrict the practice.

The ruling has been forthcoming considering that the Draft was leaked in May 2022. A reversal of this magnitude is almost unprecedented, particularly on a case decided nearly 50 years ago.

The court decided there is no constitutional right to abortion in a case called Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization which centered on a Mississippi law that banned abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
In reaching that decision, the court consisting majorly of conservatives, overturned Roe v Wade, from 1973.

Usually, taking a cue from history, the court has overturned cases to grant more rights. But in this case the court has done quite the opposite, and its decision will restrict a constitutional right generations of Americans have been accustomed to.

Reacting to this ruling,Texas state Sen. Donna Campbell, said she’s “proud to know that Texas will always fight for unborn children.”

“After years of prayer and passing legislation to protect innocent, unborn lives, I am extremely proud that the U.S. Supreme Court made the right decision in overturning Roe v. Wade this morning,” Campbell said

While former US President Barrack Hussein Obama has blasted the Supreme Court decision labelling it as attacking the essential freedom of millions.
“Today, the Supreme Court not only reversed nearly 50 years of precedent, it relegated the most intensely personal decision someone can make to the whims of politicians and ideologues—attacking the essential freedoms of millions of Americans,” Obama said in a statement.

“For more than a month, we’ve known this day was coming—but that doesn’t make it any less devastating,” he continued.

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