The seminal American court case Roe v. A recent Supreme Court rule that preserves a woman’s freedom to choose abortion is apparently in jeopardy,
A development that has been likened to a scene from the dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale.
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The conservative majority on the Supreme Court appears to be getting ready to throw out the ruling, and a leaked draught of their opinion is fueling the discussion back home and throughout the world.
Some people who support abortion rights are outraged by this, while others see it as a potential victory for their side.
At the same Time, many People have only one Question: how will this Affect me Personally?
Roe v. Wade essentially states that a person has the right to choose to have an abortion without undue governmental interference. The Supreme Court issued its decision in 1973, and despite persistent opposition, it has remained in place for nearly four decades.
Republicans have nominated six of the nine Supreme Court justices, and it appears that a majority of them have already decided to overturn Roe v. Wade.
A draught of the majority ruling, dated February 10, 2022, was obtained by Politico and confirms this. Although Justice Samuel Alito’s dissenting opinion has not yet been adopted by the court, it strongly suggests that the court will overturn its landmark decision protecting women’s access to abortion statewide.
The ACLU has said that such a ruling would be among the court’s “most consequential” in history.
It’s possible that if Roe v. Wade is overturned, individual states will be able to enact their own restrictions on abortion. They might target the facilities where the surgery is done, the doctors who conduct it, the patients who undergo it, and even the persons who provide transportation to the clinic.
That is to say, it Might soon be Difficult to Procure an Abortion in some Parts of the United States.
In addition to the current variation in abortion law between the states, with the overturn of Roe v. Wade, certain states may outright ban abortion.
Many states, including Texas, Arkansas, and others, have already made it difficult for women to access an abortion, and they may go even further should Roe v. Wade is overturned. States with a more left-leaning political ideology, like New York, could not witness as much of a shift.
Many people on Tuesday connected the overturning of Roe v. Wade to the conservative dystopia depicted in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, both in the book and the show of the same name, which was trending on social media after the release.
Many people worried that the United States was headed in the same direction as Atwood’s dystopian society. It’s an old argument, and demonstrators have taken to wearing the show’s trademark white hoods and scarlet gowns in solidarity.