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US Supreme Court abolishes the right to abortion

Right To Abortion: The US Supreme Court has abolished the right to abortion in a major decision on Friday. Under this law, American women had the right to make their own decision to have an abortion or not.

The court overturned the landmark 1973 “Roe v Weed” ruling, which ensured a woman’s right to an abortion, and said individual states could allow or restrict the procedure on their own.

The court’s decision came in the decisive case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, in which Mississippi’s last abortion clinic opposed the state’s efforts to ban abortion after 15 weeks and reverse Row in the process.

“We believe that Roe and Casey should be dismissed,” stated the majority opinion authored by Justice Samuel Alito. The outcome of the case was joined by the court’s five other Conservative judges. The Court held that the Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision.

Reversing the 1973 ruling would again allow individual US states to ban abortions. At least 26 states are expected to do so immediately or at the earliest.


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