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Roe vs. Wade Overturned; WI GOP Candidates Praise Decision

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Roe vs. Wade has been overturned.

In a 6-3 decision authored by Supreme Court Justice Sam Alito, the U.S. Supreme Court found that the right to an abortion was NOT in the U.S. Constitution. [Chief Justice John Roberts wrote a concurring opinion that said he would not have voted to overturn Roe.]

Read the decision here: 19-1392_6j37(1)

The Wisconsin governor and attorney general candidates reacted:

The landmark decision was released on June 24, 2022, a Friday. It now leaves the issue up to the states.

The court found:

“We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled. 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.

That provision has been held to guarantee some rights that are not mentioned in the Constitution, but any such right must be ‘deeply rooted in this Nation’s history and tradition’ and ‘implicit in the concept of ordered
liberty.’ Washington v. Glucksberg, 521 U. S. 702, 721 (1997)

The right to abortion does not fall within this category. Until the latter part of the 20th century, such a right was entirely unknown in American law.

Indeed, when the Fourteenth Amendment was adopted, three quarters of the
States made abortion a crime at all stages of pregnancy.

The abortion right is also critically different from any other right that this Court has held to fall within the Fourteenth Amendment’s protection of ‘liberty.’ Roe’s defenders characterize the abortion right as similar to the rights recognized in past decisions involving matters such as intimate
sexual relations, contraception, and marriage, but abortion is fundamentally different, as both Roe and Casey acknowledged, because it destroys what those decisions called ‘fetal life’ and what the law now before us describes as an ‘unborn human being.'”

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