The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 SCOTUS decision that the US Constitution protects a pregnant woman's choice to abort her baby.
The ruling means women in the U.S. no longer have constitutional rights to an abortion.
The six conservative justices voted to overturn Roe v. Wade while the three liberal justices voted against it.
The United States Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade.
Today is a dark and heartbreaking day in our country’s history.
— Charles Booker (@Booker4KY) June 24, 2022
The SCOTUS' decision was announced on Friday, after weeks of death threats and turmoil in the streets.
Anti-abortionists celebrated the decision on the courthouse steps and around the country.
Roe v Wade has been OVERTURNED!
This is a victory for 63 million innocent babies who have been killed - lost generations, who could not speak for themselves.
A victory for LIFE!!!
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) June 24, 2022
The decision was expected after a clerk leaked an internal memo to Politico.com in May indicating that the SCOTUS justices had the votes to overturn Roe v. Wade.
BREAKING: THE SUPREME COURT OVERTURNS ROE V. WADE!
Don't tell us about "freedom" when this is a direct assault on women's rights.
— Public Citizen (@Public_Citizen) June 24, 2022
The ruling will force pregnant women to find unsafe alternatives to abortions. Many women will be forced to travel out of states where abortions are now illegal.
BREAKING: The extremist Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, eliminating the constitutional right to abortion. This is a dark day for America.
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) June 24, 2022
Ohio is one of the states that is expected to make abortions illegal in most situations. Abortions are already illegal in Texas and Georgia.
The U.S. Supreme Court also expanded gun rights in NY state, striking down a law that required gun owners to show cause why they needed a gun license.
What incredible mercy of God. Roe v Wade has been a scourge on our nation for 50 years.
— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) June 24, 2022