Abortion Ruling: US Supreme Court Says Leak Is Real As Investigation Launched
However, according to John Roberts, it does not represent the court’s final ruling. The disclosure has raised hopes that the 1973 ruling legalizing abortion in the United States may be overturned, allowing individual states to prohibit it.
President Joe Biden has stated that if the judgment is made, it could jeopardize other freedoms. The leaked paper, dubbed “1st Draft,” appears to reflect the court’s majority conclusion. The 1973 Roe v Wade decision,
which legalized abortion in the United States, is described as “egregiously wrong from the start” by Justice Samuel Alito. The draught is not a final decision, and views may change. However, if Roe v Wade is repealed, over half of the United States’ states might prohibit abortion.
US Supreme Court Says Leak Is Real As Investigation Launched
Chief Justice Roberts called the draught leak, which was first reported by the US website Politico, “a singular and egregious breach” and urged the Supreme Court Marshal to initiate an inquiry. He said that the court’s work would “not be harmed in any way. “Both sides have reacted strongly to the release of the document.
Antiabortion law firm Americans United for Life urged the court to overlook “the expectations of pro-abortion campaigners or proxy media allies”. Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest provider of reproductive health care, has stated that it will “fight like hell to safeguard the right to safe, legal abortion.”
It claims that if Roe v Wade is overturned, 36 million women would lose access to abortion. Mississippi has asked for the ruling to be overturned, and the court is anticipated to make a decision in late June or early July. Thirteen states have already enacted so-called trigger laws, which will make abortion illegal if Roe is overturned this summer.
Others are more likely to enact legislation swiftly. Oklahoma’s governor signed an anti-abortion bill into law on Tuesday, modeled after one approved in Texas last year. The rule empowers any private citizen to sue anyone who assists in an abortion after six weeks of pregnancy,
which is often before a woman even realizes she is pregnant. President Joe Biden has warned that such a legislative change might have far-reaching consequences if the decision is upheld. It disturbs me much that, after 50 years, we are going to declare that a woman has no right to choose,” he remarked. “But the argument employed is far more fundamental. Every decision involving the concept of privacy would be called into doubt.”
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