The availability of abortion in the United States and the criteria for obtaining it are currently dependent on the country. Thus abortion is in Oregon, Vermont or New Hampshire, Canada style, It is allowed regardless of the fetus’s age, and in Texas for example the decision must be made before the sixth week of pregnancy. However, this may soon change. From information obtained by POLITICO. Shows that the

Most American judges Supreme court Today in favor of repealing the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, which legalized abortion throughout the United States.

miscarriage Then it was declared legal at every stage of pregnancy. The Supreme Court has also allowed individual states to place limits on the ability to do this in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy – hence the differences mentioned above. The ruling was based on the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution, which speaks of the right to privacy and liberty.

The document obtained by Politico journalists is a preliminary draft of the court’s majority opinion by one of the judges – Samuel Alito. The opinion completely rejects the premises underlying Roe v. Wade’s ruling and the subsequent 1992 ruling of Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which confirms this.

“We believe Roe and Casey should be raised,” the 98-page document says.

Conservative majority in court

It is not yet known whether the opinion reflects the final position of the Supreme Court. Convictions in controversial cases are often preceded by many similar bills, and judges’ voices change even on the eve of sentencing.

The Supreme Court’s final ruling will likely be known in early June and July 2022. It relates to the decision in Dobbs v. Jackson’s Women’s Health Organization. She filed an appeal against Mississippi legislation that limits abortion to 15 weeks of gestation.

If the Supreme Court finally overturns the Roe and Casey rulings, some conservative states will quickly take advantage of the possibility of toughening abortion law. Some of them actually make the operation impossible, such as Texas and Oklahoma.

The risk of the Roe and Casey rulings collapsing is as great as the conservative justices appointed by the Republicans They now have a six to three advantage on the Supreme Court. Justice Alito joined the Supreme Court in 2006 after being nominated by the George W. Bush administration. In addition to him, there is another candidate for Bush Jr., the candidate for Bush Sr., and three candidates for Donald Trump. The other two judges were nominated by Barack Obama and the other by Bill Clinton.

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Configuration as follows:

  • Chief Justice – John Roberts (George W. Bush term since 2005);
  • Clarence Thomas (state of George H.W. Bush, from 1991);
  • Stephen Breyer (Bill Clinton’s presidency from 1994);
  • Samuel Alito (state of George W. Bush, 2006 – present)
  • Sonia Sotomayor (Barack Obama’s tenure, since 2009);
  • Elena Kagan (Barack Obama’s tenure since 2010);
  • Neil Gorsuch (Donald Trump’s tenure, from 2017);
  • Brett Kavanaugh (Donald Trump tenure, as of 2018);
  • Amy Connie Barrett (Donald Trump State, from 2020).

Politico informants argue that Alito’s opinion is currently shared by four conservative justices. It remains unclear how John Roberts, appointed by Bush Sr., will vote. The judges appointed by Democrats under the arrangements of “Politico” “work” to persuade the rejection of the opinion of at least one of the conservatives.

The Supreme Court declined to comment on the leak.

Clinton: ‘This is a real shame’

But politicians are commenting, especially angry Democrats.

Former US Secretary of State and 2017 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said that if the Supreme Court kept the decision in place, it would be “a direct attack on women’s dignity, rights, and lives, not to mention decades of rulings touched upon.” He will kill and enslave women. This is a real disgrace. “Most Americans believe that abortion should be legal,” Clinton said.

“If these reports are correct, the Supreme Court is ready to pass the largest restriction of rights in the past 50 years — not just against women, but against all Americans.” Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wrote in a joint statement that the votes of the appointed justices by Republicans to bring down Roe v. Wade would go down in history as revolting, one of the worst and most devastating sentences in modern history.

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Senator Bernie Sanders called on the US government to draft a bill as soon as possible that would translate the Roe v. Wade ruling into law across the country. Senator Elizabeth Warren asserted that the Supreme Court’s opinion was an “extremist” and an attempt to impose an “unpopular extreme right-wing view on the entire nation.”

Hours after Politico disclosed the information, protesters against the law change began to gather in front of the US Supreme Court. “The mood in court was one of anger and mourning,” reports the New York Times. Some protesters sat silently in front of lit candles, while others shouted.

Is Abortion Dividing The United States?

Consecutive opinion polls show that about 60 percent. Americans and Americans want to support Roe v. Wade’s ruling.

So the case is sure to shake American society. The fact that classified documents were leaked from the Supreme Court – which has always been closely guarded until now – is highly controversial.

The White House released the statement several minutes ago. He stipulated not knowing whether the leaked message was real. “If the Court overturns Roe’s ruling, protecting women’s right to choose will be the responsibility of government officials at all levels of government. Voters will have to elect pro-choice representatives in November. At the federal level, we will need more pro-choice senators and a majority in The House supports abortion in order to pass the law legalizing Roe, which I will work to get it passed and signed. Published, among others, The British Guardian“.

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By-elections will be held in the United States in November 2022. Americans and Americans will re-elect 435 representatives to the House of Representatives, 35 of the 100 senators, and state officials in 36 states. Therefore, the issue of abortion will certainly be the fuel for the elections and the focus of divisions in the coming months.

The US Supreme Court’s decision may affect access to abortion services also outside the United States. If the judges overturn the Roe v. Wade ruling, conservative circles around the world will fuel the struggle against legal abortion.

Maria Pankowska
Maria Pankowska

Journalist, graduate of ILS UW and College of Europe. She gained experience among others at the European Commission, the United Nations University in Tokyo, and earlier at the Polish Institute of Diplomacy.