Political news website Politico writes that the US Supreme Court plans to overturn two court rulings guaranteeing the federal right to abortion in the United States, citing leaked documents.
In a preliminary draft of the upcoming court ruling, Politico publishes online, writes Conservative Chief Justice Samuel Alito that “Rowe and Casey should be fired.” Row vs. Wade 1973 case granting Americans the right to abortion. Judgment was upheld in the case of Casey against the 1992 planned parenthood.
‘Row made a big mistake’
“Roe made a big mistake from the beginning. It is time to listen to the constitution and bring the issue of abortion to the attention of the people, “Alito wrote in a statement.
According to Politico, the other four chief justices, Clarence Thomas, Neil Korsch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Connie Barrett, agree with Alito. Three progressive chief justices, Stephen Fryer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, write the so-called disagreement. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
The desire to abolish abortion rights arises from a request from the state of Mississippi, which wants to ban abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. To do that, State Roe vs. Wade and subsequent progressive abortion announcements are pushed aside.
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Need to change opinion
The final version of the verdict was not expected for about two months, and the judges could still change their minds. However, the American reporter considers that opportunity small. In theory this is possible, but it may be. Now the leak is draft and that text can still be fixed. In theory, those judges could still change their minds. But now you see that even politics in the United States is set in cement. So if those conservative judges change their minds it will cause the biggest riot. So I think the chance is very small.
‘Women’s rights go back 50 years’
If the court rescinds the federal right to abortion, individual states can decide whether to allow abortion. Many states, including the most populous state of California, have enacted laws protecting the right to abortion. “Many southern and midwestern states in the United States are already working on or enacting anti-abortion laws. In Texas, if you were the Uber driver of a woman going to an abortion clinic, you could be sued.” Women suffer, and in those states, women’s rights go back 50 years, before 1973, ‘says Postma.
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