Supreme Court strikes down Roe v. Wade, ending constitutional protection for abortion

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  1. hotwater

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    The Supreme Court on Friday overturned the fundamental right to abortion established nearly 50 years ago in Roe v. Wade, a stunning reversal that leaves states free to drastically reduce or even outlaw a procedure that abortion rights groups said is key to women’s equality and independence.

    “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences. And far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue, Roe and Casey have enflamed debate and deepened division,” wrote Justice Samuel Alito. “It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”

    The vote was 6-to-3.

    The decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health was the most anticipated of the court’s term, with political tension surrounding the fight over abortion erupting in May with the leak of a draft opinion indicating a majority of justices intended to end the long-standing precedent.

    The justices were considering a Mississippi law that would ban almost all abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The law had not taken effect because lower courts said it was at odds with the right to abortion established in Roe v. Wade in 1973 and affirmed by subsequent Supreme Court rulings.
     
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    It's now a Class B Felony for a woman to have an abortion in Missouri

    Missouri bans abortion, activating 'trigger law' after U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

    Legal abortion came to an end in Missouri on Friday with the activation of the state's "trigger law," banning the procedure minutes after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned its federal constitutionality.

    The high court's ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization allows states to impose their own laws on abortion, overturning the 1973 decision Roe v. Wade that established it as legal under the U.S. Constitution. A 2019 law passed by Missouri's Republican legislature says "no abortion shall be performed or induced upon a woman, except in cases of medical emergency," taking effect after the Supreme Court "has overruled, in whole or in part, Roe v. Wade."

    Attorney General Eric Schmitt, a Republican, signed an opinion Friday morning activating the trigger law, one of three methods with which the state can do so. It can also be activated by a proclamation from Gov. Mike Parson, also a Republican, or a resolution from the state legislature.
     
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    Hmmm - seems the US is returning to 17th Century again. Will we now see Salem witch trials again ???
     
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    I'm sure it's on the list.
     
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    You’re closer to the truth than you may think.

    There are Zombie Laws, Laws that were never taken off the books since Roe v Wade that would immediately go into effect.

    Those laws immediately expose women, doctors, and others to harsh legal penalties including years in prison
     
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    If you think this doesn't concern you, you're mistaken.
    "The Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision, including the one on which the defenders of Roe and Casey now chiefly rely — the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment."
    Texas filed an amicus brief in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization encouraging SCOTUS to leverage this case to rescind all "unenumerated rights" not explicitly written in the Constitution.
    Alito's opinion explicitly criticizes Lawrence v. Texas and Obergefell v. Hodges. He says that, like abortion, these decisions protect phony rights that are not "deeply rooted in history." He gave homophobes an explicit invitation, complete with a handy roadmap to rescind civil rights across the board.
     
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    Judge Clarence Thomas made it clear in his decision that same-sex marriage, contraceptives, and other protected laws are now all up to challenge.

    btw expect a huge demand on abortion pills
     
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    Damn shame that a lousy prick like trump got to place 3 regressive / right wing radicals (liars: R v W is settled law) on the court.:cool: S'gonna get worse.
     
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    In 2020 Massachusetts passed the' Roe Act' which solidifies a woman’s right to an abortion.

    Some are now pushing to make it an abortion sanctuary state
     
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    This is the main reason why McConnell finally backed Trump... To pack the court.
     
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    California is about to do the same as Massachusetts.
     
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    A sad day indeed! And extrememly worrying. What will be in the sights of these regressive bastards next?
     
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    By supreme court ruling, all women will have the required amount of children (which will be six in number), after which they will be required to report within six days to the newly formed Department of Chastity to be form fitted for an individual chastity belt. The belt is to be worn at all times with the exception of a period of 15 minutes to bathe once a month. This edict will be enforced by government installed cameras in all homes, workplaces, local ,state and national parks, automobiles and any other places within the United States of America wherein illicit sex may be engaged. Penalties will be: first offense: 10 years in jail and a 10,000 dollar fine. Penalties will be increased and and a forehead tattoo will be placed for increased ease of government and citizen observation upon further penalties. Masturbation will be judged as a crime against nature with penalties to fit the crime. Exceptions: All persons registered as republican legislators including republican presidents.
     
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    This is unfortunately trump's legacy. He packed the courts, not just the SC, with unqualified people to push a "christian" agenda.
     
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    McConnell should be remanded to the Jolly Time rest home. Fucking asshole.
     
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    I thought Roberts was going to launch an investigation of who leaked the draft of this ruling, or did that go the way of McCarthy's investigation of the Jan 6 insurrection?
     
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