The Supreme Court intends to vote to repeal the 1973 law guaranteeing the right to abortion in the United States. This was revealed by Politico who obtained an exclusive draft written by Judge Samuel Alito based on the opinion of the majority of articles. The document is a “complete and resolute” rejection of the historic Roe v. Wade ruling. “We believe ‘Roe and Casey’ should be scrapped,” reads the draft. Court opinion. “It is time to hear the constitution and return the issue of abortion to the elected representatives of the people,” the document continues.
Sources familiar with the matter told Politico that the draft was drawn up in February. The four Republican-appointed justices — Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Connie Barrett — voted with Alito, who was also appointed by longtime party chief George W. Bush, in 2005 to repeal the right to abortion. The sources said three Democratic Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan are working on a counter-draft. It is unclear what the position of Chief Justice John Roberts, who was also appointed by Bush in 2006 as a moderate, would stand.
A final decision has yet to be made and is expected between June and July.
Joe Biden has already announced his opposition to this potential Supreme Court decision: “A woman’s right to choose is fundamental – the US president said – that Roe v. Wade should not be overturned.” He added that the government would be ready to intervene as soon as the verdict is issued.
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