US Supreme Court Aborted Roe Reign
The Supreme Court on Friday put an end to abortion’s reign as a constitutional right, which had been in place for the previous 49 years. This decision has sparked a surge of outrage among women since it may drastically restrict their access to health care in half of the nation.
It had been speculated about ever since a draft of the majority ruling was made public in May, and it was issued by a conservative high court that had been reorganized by President Trump to tilt far further to the right.
Decision Made By Supreme Court
The opinion, which might be the most contentious decision made by the Supreme Court in generations, could have a major influence on the 2018 midterm elections, sparking Democratic enthusiasm in a campaign that had been expected to benefit Republicans who are no longer in control substantially.
The Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, gave a dismal speech at the White House in which he termed the ruling “cruel” and “tragic” and said that it would have a disproportionately negative impact on low-income women.
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Remarks By President Obama
“It’s a horrible day for the court and for the country,” President Obama said at the end of his 12-minute remarks. By doing so, the Supreme Court carried out an action that it had never carried out in the past: it abolished a constitutional right that had previously been acknowledged but that was very important to a large number of people in the United States.
Decision Overturned By Vote Count
In spite of polls suggesting that the vast majority of Americans support reversing the 1973 judgement in Roe v. Wade, the conservatives on the Supreme Court bucked popular mood and overturned the decision. Roe was granted approval with a vote count of 7 to 2.
Justice John Reports and Remarks
Although Chief Justice John Roberts, a conservative, joined the majority after disagreeing in the draft opinion, the final decision in the new abortion case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization followed the leaked draft in several respects. This was the case even though Chief Justice Roberts joined the majority after disagreeing in the draft opinion.
According to what Roberts stated in a concurring opinion, it would have been preferable for him if the Mississippi statute had been upheld, which prohibits most abortions after 15 weeks, without taking the “dramatic step of entirely abolishing the abortion right initially recognized in Roe.” This would have been the case if the statute had been upheld.
Decision Made by Other Five SC Judges
On the other hand, the court’s other five conservative justices seemed determined to overturn Roe v. Wade. In the majority opinion of the court, Justice Samuel Alito said that the Roe v. Wade decision “was egregiously erroneous from the beginning,” adding that its “reasoning was extraordinarily bad.“
Alito said in a dissenting opinion that the decision about abortion should now be made by elected politicians rather than courts.
Decision Made by Liberal Judges
The three liberal justices on the court were the only ones who broke with the majority opinion and argued that by doing so, the court had violated a “constitutional right that guarantees women’s freedom and equal status,” threatened other rights such as “same-sex intimacy and marriage,” and diminished the court’s authority. The majority opinion was upheld.
In response to the argument, the justices Elena Kagan, Stephen Breyer, and Sonia Sotomayor announced, “We disagree.“
Case of Parenthod v. Casey
The case of Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which was heard in 1992 and resulted in the upholding of the Roe v. Wade decision, was overturned by the Supreme Court in a decision that has no bearing on the right of New Yorkers to have abortions. In 1970, New York became the first state to legalize abortion, and in 2019, the state passed legislation to further women’s reproductive rights.
The Guttmacher Institute, a nonprofit based in New York that advocates for women’s access to abortion, recently conducted a research that found that 26 states are likely or certain to enact near-blanket restrictions on abortion. Because of this, many conservative state legislators have spent the last few years preparing for the possibility that Roe v. Wade would be overturned.
It is a huge travesty that the Supreme Court has today taken away the ability of millions of Americans to make decisions about their bodies, as Governor Hochul said in his comments. New York has traditionally been seen as a symbol of hope for those seeking freedom.
According to what she stated, this state would never stop serving as a haven of protection for those looking for abortion therapy. “Our message to anybody seeking to restrict access to abortion is quite clear: not here, not now, and not ever,” we say.
This action is a “affront to basic human rights and one that wants to jail women in reproductive bondage,” Mayor Adams said in a statement. “This move intends to imprison women in reproductive bondage.“
The decision has caused widespread disbelief around the country, even here here in New York City. It was planned that demonstrations would take place in Manhattan’s Washington Square Park and Union Square in the evening.
The fate of the Roe v. Wade decision seemed to be sealed when Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away, and Republicans rushed to pick Justice Amy Coney Barrett as her replacement.
Barrett, a constitutionalist who hailed from Indiana, was eventually approved for a seat on the court in October 2020, over the opposition of Democrats in the Senate. This caused the balance of power on the bench to move away from Roberts.
People Agression Againts Roe v. Wade
Many people have speculated that Roe v. Wade would be overturned ever since the Supreme Court decided in September to allow Texas’ ban on most abortions to go into effect despite the state’s legal challenge to the prohibition.
The month of December saw yet another display of openness on Roe by the court’s conservatives, which further pleased conservatives and dismayed the rest of us.
Republicans have maintained for decades that Roe v. Wade’s decision is invalid because it is solely based on the text of the Constitution, which they claim is unconstitutional.
An argument that has been used by Democrats for a very long time is that the verdict is a “lifeline” for women because it protects them from the intrusion of the government into their personal choices. According to liberal attorneys, the Constitution’s protections for bodily autonomy are crystal obvious, notwithstanding the fact that they are implicit.
Nevertheless, the dry legal arguments fail to honor the decades of intense discussion surrounding Roe, a decision that is at the core of a raging debate over women’s rights and the difficult philosophical issue of when life starts. Roe is at the center of the debate because it was the decision that legalized abortion in the United States.
Religious Organizations Remarks About Dismissal
A number of religious organizations, most notably the Catholic Church, expressed their satisfaction with the ruling handed down by the Supreme Court on Friday.
“The court’s ruling will rescue many innocent infants merely waiting to be born,” Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York, said in a joint statement with the bishops of New York State. “The court’s ruling will rescue many innocent infants simply waiting to be born,” Cardinal Timothy Dolan said.
Statement On The Behalf of Americans
The statement expresses gratitude to the “millions of patriotic Americans who have struggled persistently for more than half a century to bring about this outcome.” Our thanks go out to these individuals. Everyone, regardless of their religious views or ethnic background, has struggled for the right to continue living throughout their entire history.
Supreme Court Expactations
By reversing the decision in Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court made good on the expectations of the Republican Party. Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, drew a comparison between the decision made by the Supreme Court in 1954 in Brown v. Board of Education, which determined that racial segregation in schools was unconstitutional, and the decision made by the court today.
Statement By Justice Kennedy
In a statement, McConnell praised the Supreme Court’s judgment in the Dobbs case for being “courageous and correct.” According to the words of Justice Kennedy, “The Court has repaired a grave legal and moral injustice.“
Even more detrimental to the court’s credibility were those who saw the decision as the product of crafty political deception.
Senator Leader Chuck Schumer Charges Against Judges
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York, made the charge that five unelected justices on the hardline MAGA court are violating the rights of millions of American women. Schumer is from New York.
Schumer continued in the statement that it was “one of the darkest days our country has ever seen” because these justices, handpicked by Republicans and presiding without any accountability, stole a fundamental right.
Jeo Bidden Urge to Candidates
Vice President Joe Biden, while in the Oval Office, urged voters to support candidates who support abortion rights and called on Congress to enact legislation that would codify the protections established by the Roe v. Wade decision. According to what he had to say, this choice was “the fulfillment of an extreme ideology.“
Questions Raised on Roe In Hearings
When questioned about Roe during their confirmation hearings, all three of Trump’s candidates emphasized their respect for precedent. This may have convinced Republicans who are in favor of Roe, such as Senator Susan Collins of Maine, that the decision would be upheld.
But that wasn’t the case. During the oral arguments for the Mississippi case, Justice Sotomayor grilled her other justices with in-depth inquiries, despite her awareness of the potential danger.
Observations made by Liberal Resident
The liberal resident of Greenwich Village made the following observation: “Can this institution endure the scent that this generates in the public perception that the Constitution and its interpretation are essentially political acts?“
“How can we continue to exist if everyone assumes that everything has a political dimension?” In December, Sotomayor made the following statement. “Will the court have the ability to carry out its duties?“