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Constitutional right to abortion overturned by US Supreme Court after nearly 50 years in Roe v Wade ruling

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The decision by Justice Samuel Alito will set off a seismic shift in reproductive rights across the United States. It will allow states to ban abortion, and experts expect about half the states to do so. The vote to overturn Roe was 5-4, with Justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett joining Alito's opinion. Chief Justice John Roberts filed a separate opinion, agreeing with the court's decision to uphold the Mississippi law.
Published 7 months ago · Washington, United States

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