The right to abortion in the United States is undermined by the decision of the Supreme Court

News 24 June, 2022

The Supreme Court of the United States returned on Friday, June 24, to the historic Roe v. Wade decision, which recognized the right to abortion in the United States for almost half a century.

Roe v. Wade «was completely unfounded», – says conservative Justice Samuel Alito.

«The Constitution does not mention abortion, and none of its articles implicitly protects this right», – wrote conservative Justice Samuel Alito on behalf of the majority. Roe v. Wade «was completely unfounded from the start» and «should be overturned», – he adds. «It’s time to return the issue of abortion to the elected representatives of the people» in local parliaments.

This decision crowns a fifty-year methodical struggle waged by the religious right, for whom it represents a huge victory, but not the end of the battle: the movement must continue to mobilize in order to attract as many states as possible to its camp. try to get a federal ban.

This is also part of the track record of former Republican President Donald Trump, who during his tenure radically revised the Supreme Court by appointing three conservative judges (Neil Gorsach, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett), who signed this decision today.

Three progressive Supreme Court justices disagreed with the majority opinion, which they said «jeopardizes other privacy rights, such as birth control and same-sex marriage», and «undermines the legitimacy of the court».