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The annulment of Roe v.  Wade was explained.  A breakdown of the decision on abortion
  • Judge Samuel Alito wrote for the majority ‘Roe was horribly wrong all along’
  • According to the Guttmacher Institute, 26 states are certain or likely to ban abortion.
  • Republicans seek a national abortion ban while Democrats call for protection of women’s health.

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Friday that the Constitution provides no right to an abortion, reversing nearly 50 years of precedent and returning the legality of the procedure to state legislatures to determine.

  • What was the decision? : The high court ruled that the right to terminate a pregnancy was not found in the text of the Constitution or in the history of the nation.
  • What does this mean for access to abortion? : Access to abortion could become a patchwork based on where a person lives. In anticipation of the ruling, 26 states are certain or likely to ban abortion, according to a study by the Guttmacher Institute, a research group that supports abortion rights.
  • How did the nation react? : The most anticipated decision of the mandate has triggered a firestorm of reactions. Republicans celebrated after struggling for decades to overthrow Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that established a constitutional right to abortion. Democrats lamented their losing fight to save him. Officials on each side said the decision would boost voting in the fall election.


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