Do you think abortion should be codified as illegal on the federal level?
In the wake of last summer’s ruling, we’ve asked thousands of readers what they thought about the Supreme Court overturning the original Roe v. Wade decision. The initial ruling, which was overturned on June 24, 2022, had originally deemed abortion a constitutionally protected right. In overturning the original ruling, SCOTUS in essence gave states the right to create their own legislation guiding the right of citizens to access abortions.
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At the time, SCOTUS actually issued two separate rulings. In addition to overturning Roe v. Wade, the court also ruled to uphold a Mississippi law that banned abortion after a pregnancy reaches the 15th week.
Justice Samuel Alito, in writing the ruling, noted that the Constitution does not specifically mention abortion. This, in turn, means the 2022 court deemed the previous rulings to be decided incorrectly.
Justice Kavanaugh was quick to add that not only does the Constitution not guarantee the right to abortion, it takes no stance at all. This means the ruling doesn’t change anything in states where the procedure is legal, nor does it allow states to punish those who have had the procedure in the past.
Several states were ready with trigger-bans that went into effect as soon as the Roe v. Wade ruling was overturned. Others have been working since then to enact or pass new legislation.
This leads us back to the original question. Do you think the question of abortion should be left to individual states, or should its legality be codified at the federal level for the entire country? We’d love to hear how you feel about the situation. Send an email to today(at)mail.patriotwise.com or reply to your poll email. Our editors can’t wait to hear from you!