U.S. Supreme Court strikes down abortion protections in Roe v. wade


The Supreme Court ended constitutional abortion protections that had been in place for nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. Friday’s result is expected to lead to abortion bans in about half of the states.

The 6-3 decision, with the three dissenting liberal justices, was the culmination of decades of effort by abortion opponents, made possible by an emboldened right side of the court that was bolstered by three state appointees. former President Donald Trump.

The decision came more than a month after a staggering leak of a draft opinion from Judge Samuel Alito indicating the court was ready to take this momentous step.

This puts the court at odds with a majority of Americans who were in favor of preserving Roe, according to opinion polls.

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