Donald Trump, former President of the United States, applauded Friday’s Supreme Court’s decision to reverse Roe V. Wade and stated “it would work in everyone’s favor. ”
Trump stated, “This is following the constitution and giving back rights they should have given years ago. ”
Trump answered a question regarding his message to pro-choice supporters. Trump replied, “I believe, in the end, it is something that works for everyone. ”
Trump stated that “This brings all of it back to the States, where it belongs.”
The ex-president was questioned if he felt that he played a part in Roe V. Wade’s reverse. Trump-appointed three conservative Justices to the Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett, and Brett Kavanaugh. Trump stated, “God Made The Choice”.
With those appointments, the high court became majority conservative, with Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Samuel Alito, Justice Clarence Thomas, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Barrett.
Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elana Kagan, all appointed by Democrats, dissented from the majority opinion Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade.
The court’s decision was in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The court’s decision was based on a Mississippi law that prohibited abortions after 15 weeks. A Republican-led state of Mississippi asked for the Supreme Court to reverse a lower court ruling that had repealed the ban.
“We end this opinion at its beginning, abortion raises deep moral questions.” Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the court’s opinion.
Alito’s opinion began with a criticism of Roe V. Wade. The opinion held that the states had a legitimate right to protect “potential life”, however, this interest was not strong enough to stop abortions before fetal viability. This occurs around 23 weeks into a woman’s pregnancy.
Alito stated that the Court had not explained the reasoning behind this line, and even supporters of abortion have struggled to defend Roe’s reasoning. ”
Breyer, Kagan, and Sotomayor dissented, writing that Roe and Casey “understood the difficulty and divisiveness of the abortion issue,” and by overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, a woman “has no rights to speak of.”
They stated, “the Court had recognized that Americans have vastly different views about the morality and morality of ending a pregnancy. ”
“So the Court struck a balance, as it often does when values and goals compete,” they wrote. “It held that the State could prohibit abortions after fetal viability, so long as the ban contained exceptions to safeguard a woman’s life or health.”
“Today, the Court discards that balance,” they wrote. “It says that from the very moment of fertilization, a woman has no rights to speak of.”
“With sorrow–for this Court, but more, for the many millions of American women who have today lost a fundamental constitutional protection–we dissent,” they wrote.