US Supreme Court is probably about to overturn the nationwide legal right to abortion, a leaked report suggests.
This is according to one leaked draft opinion that has made activists to go into the streets of Washington.
Political reports said Justice Samuel Alito has written a document that the landmark 1973 Roe v Wade decision is “badly wrong”.
If Political reports are verified, the leaking of the document is possibly what has never happened before in the US Supreme Court’s modern history.
The justices are expected to issue their ruling on the case by early July.
Neither the Supreme Court or the White House wish to comment on the leak on Monday night.
“Roe is egregiously (badly) wrong from the start,” the draft opinion reportedly said.
The opinion added that: “Time is due to obey the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the elected representatives.”
Justice Alito also reportedly wrote that Roe v Wade reasoning were “exceptionally weak” and has gotten “damaging consequences”.
“The conclusion that is difficult to notice is that a right to abortion is not deeply rooted in the Nation’s history and traditions,” the conservative opinion reportedly said.
Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer – both Democrats – have issued a joint statement reacting to the leak.
“If the report is accurate, the Supreme Court is ready to inflict the greatest restriction of rights in the past 50 years”, the statement read.
It added that the decision by “Republican-appointed Justices” will down as an “abomination, one of the worst and most damaging decisions in modern history”.
One of America’s main anti-abortion organizations, National Right to Life, said it will wait for the Supreme Court’s official opinion on the issue before speaking out.
What will happen if Roe v Wade is overturned?
Anti-abortion activists and pro-abortion supporters had already taken to the streets of Washington to demonstrate.
This came after news reported U.S. Supreme Court will probably overturn the 1973 Roe v Wade ruling that legalized abortion nationwide.
A woman’s right to do an abortion through the first trimester of pregnancy is the one protected nationally in 1973.
It is following the Supreme Court landmark 7-2 ruling in Roe v. Wade’s case.
If the Supreme Court of the United States [SCOTUS] does what the leaked Politico reports, it means that the right of a woman has gotten is tampered with.
Immediately, because of the status quo already in books and “trigger” laws that were designed for such occasions – abortion will be illegal in 22 states of USA.
Now abortion rights supporters in Washington have called on Democrats in Congress to take action to protect access to abortion.
Experts said the leak of a U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion that can overturn the constitutional right to abortion is a major breach of confidentiality.
Reports said it has heightened the stakes in addition to the already politically-charged case right in America.
Roe v Wade case – US Supreme Court ruling in 1973
Plaintiff Jane Roe, who was later identified as Norma McCorvey is unmarried pregnant woman that doesn’t fit abortion under Texas law.
Right there, it is illegal unless to it is to save the life of the mother.
Roe lawyers said she is unable to travel out of the state to obtain an abortion and argue that the law is not real and block on her constitutional rights.
“Pregnancy often comes more than once to the same woman, and in di general population, if someone will survive, it will always be with us.”
That is how Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, a Republican who by President Richard Nixon nomination, wrote in the sweeping majority opinion.
SCOTUS decision ruled that Texas law infringed on women right to privacy, it is overly broad and violate the due process clause inside U.S. Constitution Fourteenth Amendment.
“This right of privacy…is broad enough to encompass a woman’s decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy.
“The bad condition said the State will impose upon the pregnant woman by denying this choice altogether is clear.
Five Republican-nominated judges are among the majority.
The court ruled that states can regulate the procedure during the second trimester and even ban it in most circumstances in the third.
Justices Byron White, a Democratic appointee, and Republican-nominated William Rehnquist, later U.S. chief justice, no agree to di ruling alias dissented.
The decision provoked escos among social and judicial conservatives, who have been pushing to for a long to revoke it.
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