The Supreme Court overturned the 1973 abortion ruling on Friday, 24 June 2022. The 1973 Roe v. Wade overturn left women with no legal right to abortion. The amendment in the law resulted in huge protests outside the Supreme Court. According to Justice Samuel Alito, the 1973 abortion ruling was egregiously wrong as its reasoning was quite weak and had damaging outcomes.
Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan dissented with heavy sorrow and passed criticized remarks to the majority who were in favour. They dissent with the closing remarks for millions of American women, saying that today, with sorrow, they have lost fundamental constitutional protection. From today onward, no American woman can use abortion serves as a federal constitutional right.
Half of the states have started implementing the law to ensure the abortion ban quickly. The abortion-favoured Institute Guttmacher reported that four states would likely ban abortion without federal protections. At the same time, others have legislated strict measures controlling the procedure.
The overturned ruling has cast a dark shadow over the nation’s women, said President Joe Biden on Friday. Considering women’s health and life, he said the Supreme Court had put a risk over it by overturning Roe. He declared the decision a mistake and called it the long-awaited results of an effort to upset the balance of our law. President Biden calls out Congress for recodifying the ruling. And warn by foretelling the immediate consequences of this decision, if not changed.
The overturned ruling resulted in the upheaval: Abortion Rights Activist vs. Anti-Abortion Activist.
The overturned abortion ruling of 1973 resulted in upheaval. The people standing outside the Supreme Court were already divided into two groups’ abortion rights activists and anti-abortion activists. The moment the court overturned the ruling, the abortion-rights activists started a protest against the decision while anti-abortion activists celebrated it.
The woman on the left, an abortion-rights activist, is seen arguing with the anti-abortion rights activist male on the right.
Nancy Pelosi, the House speaker, calls the decision an insult and slap to women’s faces. She added that the Supreme Court put the health and safety of nations’ women in danger by making the abortion ruling overturned. She said the court’s decision results from the dark and extreme goal of voiding a woman’s right to make her own health decisions.
Ex-President Barack Obama also criticized the court decision, calling it an attack on the freedom of millions of Americans. He said the high court had changed the 50 years of a pattern by taking away the right to make a personal decision.
Where the majority of the Americans seemed unhappy with overturned ruling and protested, holding up the slogans saying such as:
“Keep your laws off my body.”
“My body should have more rights than your guns.” and
“My body, my choice.”
Ex-Vice President Mike Pence hailed the ruling and praised the justices in favour
for showing courage. He also said the high court gave Americans a new beginning in life. On the same day the court passed the ruling, many Anti-abortion rights groups celebrated the Supreme Court’s decision.
Anti-abortion rights activists opened up the champagne to cheers for the decision outside the Supreme Court.
The US States That Pre-Roe Bans Enforcing the Overturned Ruling
Pre-Roe bans enforcing the overturned ruling could ban abortion as Roe v. Wade is overturned in many US states. Twenty-six states have laws that plan to prohibit abortions, following the Guttmacher Institute. Nine states have pre-Roe restrictions, which could see the ruling overturned. Thirteen states already have “trigger bans” in place, meaning that abortions are likely to be banned when Roe is lifted.
The abortion ban is already in effect in at least six states: Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, and South Dakota.
1973 Abortion Ruling Overturned: More Protest Is Expected
Billie Eilish has utilized the Glastonbury headline to express her displeasure over the US Supreme Court’s verdict to take away the constitutional right to abortion. Billie Eilish said today is an uneasy day for women across America. The US,” the 20-year-old spoke at the Pyramid Stage. She said I couldn’t bear thinking about it any longer and expressed her feelings to the crowd.
Billie Eilish, the Grammy-winning performer, isn’t the only artist at Glastonbury to express displeasure over the choice. The night before, an indie-folk sensation Phoebe Bridger made a similar declaration during her debut at the festival on stage John Peel stage. “This is my first time here. It’s surreal and amazing, but I’m having a real [expletive] day,” she declared. Bridger condemns the old Supreme Court justices for taking away the right of personal decision regarding what to do with our bodies.
More Protests This Weekend amid Anger Regarding the Supreme Court’s Overturned Ruling
The shocking decision by the US Supreme Court to remove the constitutional rights of all Americans to have an abortion has shaken the nation, sparking protests that started Friday and are likely to last through the weekend. Protests that were loud and abrasive by pro-abortion rights advocates took place in several cities on Friday, just hours after the court ruled that it was not appropriate to overturn the 1973 decision known as Roe v. Wade. There were smaller gatherings of those who were happy with the ruling. There will be more demonstrations on both Saturday and Sunday as per the advocates for abortion rights. They’re scheduled across large and smaller cities in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania up to Wisconsin and Illinois, Texas, New Mexico, California, and many more.