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Roe v Wade news – live: Biden vows action to protect abortion rights as John Roberts confirms leaked opinion

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Roe v Wade protesters speak out about Supreme Court plan to drop abortion law

Leading Democrats have condemned the reported US decision Supreme Court to tip over Deer vs Wade Ruling that legalized abortion nationwide nearly 50 years ago. Chief Justice John Roberts confirmed that the leaked draft was authentic, as President Joe Biden vowed to challenge the court’s upcoming decision.

The Democratic leadership in Congress said who the Republican-appointed judges He reportedly supported Justioce Samuel Alito’s opinion when abortion rights “were accustomed to imposing the greatest curtailment of rights in 50 years.”

The ruling shows the Supreme Court’s conservative majority will uphold a Mississippi law criminalizing abortions at 15 weeks of pregnancy Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, and overrule the precedents established at Roe and confirmed by the 1993 decision Casey against Planned Parenthood.

Republican officials, meanwhile, have celebrated Roe’s likely demise while condemning the nation’s top court “leak.”

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Abortion rights protesters take to the streets in New York

Abortion rights advocates took to social media to rally across the United States on Tuesday in the wake of the Supreme Court’s leaked opinion to overturn the landmark 1973 ruling Deer vs Wade.

A protest is underway in Foley Square in New York City:

Alex WoodwartMay 3, 2022 10:30 p.m

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How the end of Roe v Wade will affect access to abortion in the US

Without constitutional protections for abortion treatment, upheld by Supreme Court ruling of 1973 in Deer vs Wadeabout half of US states will ban abortion immediately or soon, including 13 states with so-called “trigger” bans — laws designed to go into effect without them Roe.

Nine states have passed laws banning pre-ban abortions roe reigning but were never removed from the books; These laws are expected to come back into effect if the Supreme Court overturns them.

Alex WoodwartMay 3, 2022 10:17 p.m

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Jane Roe’s daughter reacts to Supreme Court draft advisory opinion

Melissa Mills, the first child of Norma Leah Nelson McCorvey, aka “Jane Roe,” the plaintiff Roe v. calfsaid she was in disbelief when she learned of the Supreme Court’s draft decision that would overturn the verdict.

“I just can’t believe we’re going back 50 years,” she said.

Graig GraziosiMay 3, 2022 10:00 p.m

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California announces it will create a “firewall” to protect the state’s abortion rights

California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office released a statement on Twitter on Tuesday, saying the state will protect women’s right to an abortion regardless of the Supreme Court’s final decision Roe v. calf.

“California will not stand by as women across America are deprived of their rights and the progress that so many have fought for is undone. We will fight. “California is proposing an amendment to enshrine voting rights in our state constitution so that there is no doubt about abortion rights in this state,” the statement said. “We know we cannot trust the Supreme Court, that it protects reproductive rights, so California will put a firewall around that right in our state constitution. Women will stay.” sheltered here.”

California State Senator Toni Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon will reportedly introduce the measure to the state legislature.

Graig GraziosiMay 3, 2022 9:45 p.m

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Biden urges voters to ‘elect pro-choice officials’ as Democrats hope for ‘radical’ midterm leak rallies

Joe Biden has urged voters to choose “pro-choice officials” this year after a draft Supreme Court decision that would overturn was leaked Roe v. calf.

Democrats hope the unveiling of the court’s intentions will help rally the party’s base ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.

“If this becomes law, it will motivate the Democratic grassroots,” said Michael Fraioli, a Washington DC Democratic strategist. “If the court changes its mind, it will demoralize Republicans.”

Andrew Buncombe has responses from pro-choice advocates and more from Democrats in his report below:

Graig GraziosiMay 3, 2022 21:37

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Legal analysts say the Supreme Court leak is unlikely to be prosecuted

Legal analysts in conversation with the Washington Post said the person who leaked the Supreme Court’s draft decision and indicated their intent to overthrow Roe v. calf They are unlikely to be prosecuted provided they had lawful access to the document.

They also said it’s unlikely the Supreme Court would even have the authority to probe the leak unless evidence emerges that the documents were obtained illegally.

“Unless the draft was obtained by means that were themselves unlawful, I find it really difficult to see what crime was committed in leaking it to the press,” said Professor Stephen I. Vladeck of the University of Texas Law School Washington Post. He added, “That doesn’t mean there won’t be or can’t be an investigation, but I’d be really surprised if there were any kind of criminal charges.”

Graig GraziosiMay 3, 2022 9:30 p.m

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Illinois Gov. JB Pritkzer says abortion will remain safe and legal in Illinois regardless of the Supreme Court’s decision

Gov. JB Pritzker of Illinois said abortion will remain safe and legal in his state regardless of the Supreme Court’s final decision Roe v. calf.

At the same time, Congressman Josh Hawley of Missouri called the Supreme Court’s leaked decision aimed at overturning the verdict “one of the biggest.” [decisions] in Supreme Court history.”

Graig GraziosiMay 3, 2022 21:15

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Barack Obama delivers statement on draft Supreme Court decision after being criticized for inaction during his tenure

Former President Barack Obama issued a statement on Tuesday regarding the leaked draft Supreme Court decision aimed at removing Roe v. to fall Wade.

“If the Supreme Court ultimately decides to dismiss the landmark case of Roe v. By repealing Wade, not only will he reverse nearly 50 years of precedent — he will leave the most personal decision anyone can make to the whims of politicians and ideologues.

Few, if any, women make the decision to have an abortion lightly – and people of good will across the political spectrum can have differing views on the issue. But what Roe recognized is that the freedom enshrined in the Fourteenth Amendment requires all of us to enjoy an area of ​​our lives that is not subject to government interference — an area that includes personal choices about who we sleep with, who we marry, whether or not we use contraception, and whether or not we bear children.”

Mr Obama was criticized today for failing to codify Roe v. calf into law during his presidency what he “would do first” as president.

He later said codifying the law was “not his top legislative priority” when asked why he hadn’t kept his promise.

Read his full statement below.

Graig GraziosiMay 3, 2022 9:00 p.m

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‘Scares me to death’: Man behind gay marriage law fears it will be repealed after Roe v Wade

Jim Obergefell, who campaigned to legalize gay marriage in 2013, released a statement on Tuesday warning that basic human rights are now “under siege” after a draft Supreme Court decision was leaked Roe v. calf overturned.

He fears Republicans will next focus on overturning legislation legalizing gay marriage.

Read more about his perspective in Rachel Sharp’s account below:

Graig GraziosiMay 3, 2022 8:50 p.m

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Warnings illegal abortions will kill pregnant women if Supreme Court rejects Roe v Wade

Experts have warned against tipping over Roe v. calf would not prevent abortion, but would make it illegal and unsafe, exposing pregnant women to legal consequences as well as increasing the risk of dying from the procedures.

Gillian Frank, historian of religion and sex, co-host of the podcast gender historywarned against the thought that banning abortion would actually stop the practice.

“American women have always sought abortions,” the historian said. “What has only changed is the context and the safety and the affordability and the availability, but the pursuit of abortion itself has been an ongoing fact of American reproductive life since its inception.”

Johanna Chisholm has more in the following story:

Graig GraziosiMay 3, 2022 20:36

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