Supreme Court Justice John Roberts says the Supreme Court has gone too far in taking the “dramatic step” of overturning the Roe v. Wade case.


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  • Supreme Court Justice John Roberts said the Supreme Court should not have overturned the Roe v. Wade case.

  • He argued that the court’s conservative judges were overkill to end the federal right to abortion.

  • He added that a “narrower decision” would be “significantly less anxious.”

Supreme Court Justice John Roberts has fully revealed that the other five conservative judges of the Supreme Court felt that Friday’s decision was overkill. Overturn the Roe v. Wade case And it ends the federal right to abortion.

“With the court’s decision to dismiss Roe Casey “No matter how you look at these cases, it’s having a serious impact on the legal system,” Roberts said in his opinion, released Friday with a majority opinion. No more is needed to determine this case. “

However, Roberts’ view came to a group of other Republican-appointed judges, including President Donald Trump’s three judges, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Connie Barrett. Faced with, it was almost controversial.

Judge Samuel Alito wrote the court’s majority opinion, overturning nearly 50 years of the case that the right to abortion is part of the constitutional right to privacy.As he had Leaked draft opinionArito ignited a groundbreaking decision at Roe in 1973.

“Rho was terribly wrong from the beginning,” Arito wrote. “The reasoning was very weak, the decision had detrimental consequences, and instead of providing a national solution to the abortion problem, Roe and Casey intensified the debate and deepened the division.”

Roberts has long slashed his reputation as a judge who prefers courts to address questions directly before making the drastic opinions in history books.This principle has long been considered Animate his decision Maintaining the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, well known as Obama Care, in a 2012 ruling that protected domestic achievements signed by President Barack Obama.

Roberts said in an opinion that he would support an almost complete ban on abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy in Mississippi — the law at the heart of the case was decided on Friday — v. Casey has a big impact. Roberts called such an action a “dramatic step” that Mississippi did not want the court to take. (After Barrett was confirmed in court, the state changed its view of the case.)

“Both court and dissenting opinions show relentless freedom from suspicion of legal issues that I cannot share,” Roberts wrote. “For example, I don’t know if the ban on abortion should be treated the same as the ban after 15 weeks under the Constitution.”

Roberts’ favorable decision would nevertheless have significantly reduced the right to abortion. Support Mississippi’s Law without overturning Roe Would have limited the concept of fetal viability The court became the center of the decision at Casey. Roberts said he agreed that the court had made a mistake in Roe’s original decision, but added that the judge did not have to eradicate the “tack” decision.

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