In a historic turn of events, a five-decade old effort from the pro-life movement caused the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule the Roe vs Wade ruling. The declaration what the Constitution is silent on abortion. They also stated Roe was “wrong from the start”.
The vote ended up being 5-4 to overturn Roe with 6-3 to uphold Mississippi law at the case’s core. Justice Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett had joined Alito regarding the majority opinion. Chief Justice John Robert concurred, stating that he would not have overturned it, but would uphold the Mississippi law prohibiting abortion after 15 weeks.
In the nation’s history, there have been over 60 million legal abortions.