Abortion: Roe vs Wade

It’s may 2022 and The United States Supreme Court is looking to set vote to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

A draft written by Justice Samuel Alito circulated inside the court and obtained by POLITICO. The draft is filled with unflinching opinions based on the 1973 decision which guaranteed s constitutional protection of abortion rights.

“Roe was egregiously wrong from the start” he said  “We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled,” he writes in the document. “It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”

Controversial cases have in the past been fluid.Justices can change their votes as draft opinions circulate and major decisions can and sometimes do change as draft opinions circulate.Major decisions can be subject to multiple drafts and vote-trading  The court’s holding will not be final until it is published, likely in the next two months.

At the time of the leak, 13 states have already passed “trigger laws” related to abortion. These are abortion bans that are not being enforced right now, but need only to be “triggered” by a Supreme Court ruling on Roe v. Wade to begin taking effect. Should Roe v. Wade be overturned, which it appears from the leaked draft decision that it will be, abortion would immediately become illegal in these states.