(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, a
landmark decision that established a constitutional right to
abortion in the nation nearly 50 years ago, Trend reports citing
'Roe was egregiously wrong from the start,' Justice Samuel Alito
wrote in his majority opinion. 'Its reasoning was exceptionally
weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences.'
'It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of
abortion to the people's elected representatives,' the conservative
The court's three liberal justices dissented, saying that with
Friday's ruling, 'many millions of American women' have lost a
fundamental constitutional protection.
The ruling came after the Supreme Court had considered an appeal
case involving a Mississippi law banning all abortions over 15
weeks gestational age except in certain circumstances.
Crowds on both sides of abortion rights are gathering near the
U.S. Supreme Court on Capitol Hill with presence of riot
'Protesters are allowed to peacefully demonstrate, however they
must follow the officer's instructions so that everyone stays
safe,' the Capitol Police tweeted.
With Roe falling, more than two dozen states in the United
States - primarily in the south and midwest - are expected to
tighten abortion access, with 'trigger bans' set to take effect
In a response, U.S. President Joe Biden said it's 'a sad day'
for the nation and the Supreme Court, which is 'literally taking
America back 150 years.'
'Now with Roe gone, let's be very clear: the health and life of
women in this nation are now at risk,' Biden added.
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