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Abortion rights advocates, elected officials express outrage over leaked Supreme Court draft opinion

A leaked draft opinion by the Supreme Court states that the landmark case that legalized abortion could be overturned as early as next month.

News 12 Staff

May 3, 2022, 9:45 PM

Updated 804 days ago

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Abortion rights advocates and elected officials took to the steps of City Hall Tuesday to express their outrage over the possibility of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.
A leaked draft opinion by the Supreme Court states that the landmark case that legalized abortion could be overturned as early as next month. The historic case from 1973 legalized abortions nationwide.
The draft, obtained by Politico, stated that there is no constitutional right to abortion and would allow individual states to more heavily regulate abortion.
Advocates worry that a decision to overturn that case could lead to abortion bans in nearly half the states in the country.
The court is expected to make a ruling before its term ends in late June or early July.


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