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Supreme Court has voted to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows – POLITICO

“We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled,” Justice Alito writes in an initial majority draft circulated inside the court.

By Josh Gerstein and Alexander Ward, 05/02/2022 08:32 PM EDT, Updated: 05/03/2022 02:14 PM EDT

Abortion rights supporters and anti-abortion demonstrators rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 1, 2021. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The Supreme Court has voted to strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, according to an initial draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito circulated inside the court and obtained by POLITICO.

The draft opinion is a full-throated, unflinching repudiation of the 1973 decision which guaranteed federal constitutional protections of abortion rights and a subsequent 1992 decision — Planned Parenthood v. Casey — that largely maintained the right. “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start,” Alito writes.

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Source: Supreme Court has voted to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows – POLITICO

Opinion | No, the Constitution is not ‘neutral’ on abortion – The Washington Post

The vision of getting the courts out of the abortion-deciding business sounds so reasonable, so alluring. It is also wrong, misleading and dangerous.

By Ruth Marcus, Deputy editorial page editor, Post 12/07/2021

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Abortion is different from these examples, of course, because it is not mentioned in the Constitution. But that does not make abortion unique among constitutional rights. There are any number of rights that the court has long found fall within the bounds of constitutional protection even though they are not specifically mentioned in the text. The right to travel. The right of parents to educate their children as they choose. The right to contraception. The right to private sexual conduct. The right to marry a person of another race. The right to marry a person of the same gender.

Source: Opinion | No, the Constitution is not ‘neutral’ on abortion – The Washington Post