The US Supreme Court is preparing to overturn the landmark 1973 ruling recognizing the right to abortion, confirmed Monday to Politico, which is based on an unprecedented leak of documents.
The newspaper says it has obtained a draft majority decision written by conservative judge Samuel Alito dated February 10, which is still under negotiation until its publication by June 30.
ru vs. Wade, who for nearly half a century believed that the US Constitution protects a woman’s right to abortion, was “completely unfounded from the start,” is it written in this proposed text.
“We believe that Roe v. Wade should be abolished,” adds Samuel Alito, for whom the right to abortion “is not protected by any provision of the Constitution.”
If the Supreme Court accepts this conclusion, the United States will revert to the status quo in place prior to 1973 when every country was free to prohibit or allow abortion.
Given the significant geographic and political divisions on the subject, half of the states, especially in the conservative South and Central, should quickly weed out the procedure on their lands.
Let’s be clear: This is a rough draft. It’s outrageous and unprecedented but not definitive: Abortion remains your right and is still legal,” said Planned Parenthood, which operates many abortion clinics.
The Supreme Court underwent profound reforms by Donald Trump who, within five years, appointed three justices, strengthening his conservative majority (six justices out of nine).
Since September, this new court has sent several signals in favor of abortion opponents.
She initially refused to prevent the entry into force of a Texas law that limits the right to an abortion in the first six weeks of pregnancy versus two thirds under the current legal framework.
During a December review of Mississippi law, which also called into question the legal deadline for abortion, a majority of investigative judges made it clear that they were willing to nibble or even overturn the Roe v. valley.
The document provided by Politico relates to this file. Its publication constitutes an extremely rare leak to the Supreme Court, since the confidentiality of the deliberations has almost not been violated.