SCOTUS's decision to overturn Roe v Wade slammed as 'FAR-RIGHT EXTREMISM'

The controversial but expected ruling now provides individual states power to set their own abortion laws by permitting or restricting the procedure


                            SCOTUS's decision to overturn Roe v Wade slammed as 'FAR-RIGHT EXTREMISM'
DC. Abortion rights supporters are holding rallies around the country urging lawmakers to affirm abortion rights into law after a leaked draft from the U.S. Supreme Court (Getty Images)
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The Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision overturned the landmark Roe v Wade on Friday. The controversial but expected ruling now provides individual states the power to set their own abortion laws by permitting or restricting the procedure. In the US, almost half of the states are expected to restrict abortion as a result of the decision that comes in the wake of a constricting abortion law in Mississippi.

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According to a CNBC report, Justice Samuel Alito wrote: "We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled." The justice added: "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."

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He also added, "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. It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives."

The decision had its fair share of brickbats on Twitter, with influential names condemning the decision.

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Social media reacts to the decision

"This 6-3 GOP Supreme Court is no longer a "court" -it's simply an extension of the GOP political apparatus. #RoeVsWade #Dobbs," wrote Dean Obeidallah, the host of 'The Dean Obeidallah Show' on SiriusXM. US Congresswoman Cori Bush slammed the decision as well. "Abortion care IS health care. It was so before this. And it will remain so after this. We don’t care what a far-right extremist Supreme Court that is in a crisis of legitimacy says. Your racist, sexist, classist ruling won’t stop us from accessing the care we need," her tweet read.

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Former Orlando Police Chief Val Demings seconded Bush's statement. "The decision to strike down #RoeVsWade is extremely dangerous and tragic. I’m sick and tired of our basic, fundamental right to privacy being politicized." Al Franken, a Democrat, said, "Today’s decision is the culmination of a 50 year project by GOP operatives, religious fundamentalists, billionaire oligarchs, & right-wing media. Work, donate, vote!!! #RoeVsWade #Dobbs." 

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Author Ajit Datta urged America to stay strong. "Stay strong, America. We in India are watching the situation closely. We appeal that both sides de-escalate in these divisive times. I'm sure our leaders would be happy to mediate and re-establish the rule of law if the need arises. #RoeVsWade." Another tweet was all of helplessness, "It really does feel like no one in power is coming to save us. We need that revolution #RoeVsWade."

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Some felt there was still hope, "I might be missing something here but- If the Supreme Court (Decides Constitutional rights) drops the Roe vs Wade ruling. Don’t the states have the right to still decide to either keep or change that ruling? So it won’t be gone, just decided at state level, as it should be."

Former Senator Nina Turner tweeted, "Democratic legislators will fundraise off the reversal of #RoeVsWade today. They haven’t acted. Donate to an abortion fund instead."

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Former President Barack Obama tweeted, "Today, the Supreme Court not only reversed nearly 50 years of precedent, it relegated the most intensely personal decision someone can make to the whims of politicians and ideologues—attacking the essential freedoms of millions of Americans."


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Earlier, US President Joe Biden had slammed the "radical" draft judgment, warning that if Roe v Wade was repealed, other rights such as same-sex marriage and birth control might be jeopardized.

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