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Supreme Court overturns landmark Roe v. Wade Ruling

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Anti-abortion protesters celebrate following Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, federally protected right to abortion, outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, June 24, 2022. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years, a decision by its conservative majority to overturn the court’s landmark abortion cases. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The Supreme Court has voted 6-3 to overturn Roe v. Wade, the decades-old SCOTUS decision which gave constitutional protection to the practice of abortion.

The decision stemmed from a Mississippi case where the state attempted to ban abortion after 15 weeks.

A new law on the books in Florida is similar to the Mississippi law.

Justice Samuel Alito delivered the opinion for the majority.

The decision now allows individual states to create their own laws on the practice of abortion.

Over a dozen states have laws already in effect that will effectively ban abortion upon the overturning of the Roe decision.

Those states include Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.

Protestors are gathering near the steps of the Supreme Court in Washington where security fencing has been erected since the leak of a draft decision indicating the ruling would be overturned.

Liberal members of congress slammed the decision, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calling it ‘dangerous’ and Senate Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) calling it the work of ‘unelected justices on the extremist MAGA court.’

The official Twitter account of the GOP simply tweeted ‘Life wins’ while Republican Florida senator Marco Rubio said turning abortion regulation over to the states “was right, constitutionally and morally.”

One-time Supreme Court candidate Merrick Garland, now the U.S. Attorney General, promises the Justice Department will use “every tool at our disposal to protect reproductive freedom.”

Former President Donald Trump, who appointed three justices during his term told Fox News “This brings everything back to the states where it has always belonged.”
This is a developing story.