Roe V. Wade overturned by Supreme Court
In a momentous ruling, the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that legalized abortion.
The 5-4 decision was announced on Tuesday, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the court’s four conservative members in the majority.
The decision is a victory for abortion opponents and a major setback for abortion rights advocates.
It is likely to trigger a wave of new restrictions on abortion across the country.
In the majority opinion, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote that Roe v. Wade “was wrongly decided and should be overruled.”
He added that the court’s previous decisions on abortion “have created a framework that permits abortion on demand.”
Justice Thomas said that the court’s decision “returns the question of abortion to the individual states.”
In a dissenting opinion, Justice Stephen Breyer wrote that the court’s decision “threatens to override the choices made by the elected representatives of millions of Americans.”
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who read her dissent from the bench, said that the court’s decision “is not grounded in the Constitution.”
The court’s ruling is likely to have a major impact on the 2020 election.
Abortion is already a major issue in the presidential race, and the court’s decision is likely to energize both sides.