The Supreme Court has ended the constitutional protection of abortion, which has been in place for almost 50 years. That’s how they voted.
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court ruled Friday that Roe v. Wade, ending nearly 50 years of federally guaranteed access to abortion that will have long-term repercussions on reproductive health.
The judges ruled according to their ideological appointments, while the conservative bloc, led by Samuel Alito, drafted the opinion.
Here’s a breakdown of how each of the nine judges voted in this landmark case.
Who voted for Roe v. to fall Wade?
Justices appointed by Republican presidents have voted to overturn the landmark abortion rights ruling. These are:
- Samuel Alito
- Clarence Thomas
- Neil Gorsuch
- Brett Kavanaugh
- Amy Coney Barrett
Chief Justice Roberts filed an opinion approving the ruling to uphold Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case, but found that he would not have overturned Roe v. Wade.
Who voted for Roe v. to maintain calf?
Justices appointed by Democratic presidents voted to keep the ruling. These include:
- Elena Kagan
- Sonja Sotomayor
- Stephen Breyer
What will the verdict do?
The decision, unthinkable just a few years ago, was the culmination of decades of anti-abortion efforts, made possible by an emboldened right-wing court bolstered by three appointments by former President Donald Trump.
The ruling came more than a month after the stunning leak of a draft opinion by Judge Samuel Alito showing the court was ready to take the momentous step.
It puts the court at odds with a majority of Americans who are polled in favor of preserving roe.
Alito wrote in the final statement released Friday that Roe and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the 1992 decision affirming abortion rights, were wrong on the day of their decision and must be overturned.
“We feel Roe and Casey need to be overridden. The Constitution does not refer to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision,” Alito wrote.
The authority to regulate abortion rests with the political branches, not the courts, Alito wrote.
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