Yesterday: Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade by NBC News
Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, its landmark abortion ruling | full coverage
The Supreme Court on Friday overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that guaranteed the right to abortion in the United States, undoing decades of legal precedent and paving the way for around half of all states to ban the procedure.
- Centrist Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, suggested they were misled by Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, two key votes in the decision to overturn Roe.
- President Joe Biden called it a “sad day” for the U.S. and said it would be up to voters in November to select candidates who would protect a host of rights — not just abortion but marriage equality and the right to contraception.
- Anger and joy outside the Supreme Court as abortion rights supporters and abortion-rights opponents gather.
- “With sorrow … we dissent.” The court’s liberal justices issued a blistering dissent, concluding that the conservative majority has deemed that women are not deserving of equal protection under the law.
- Attorney General Merrick Garland vowed that the Justice Department would do what it could to protect abortion rights and said states could not ban federally approved abortion medications.
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