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Supreme Court Rules Roe v. Wade Unconstitutional

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At first, confusion on the steps of the Supreme Court: Was it a 5-4 decision, or given that Chief Justice John Roberts filed a concurring opinion, was it actually 6-3? Either way, as all of Washington rushed to read the final opinion, it was clear that the court just changed America, immediately, if not forever. The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade Friday morning, ending the federal right to abortion, and returned the issue to the individual states, where roughly half are expected to limit or ban the procedure altogether.
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What changed from Justice Alito's draft opinion to final ruling on Roe

What changed from Justice Alito's draft opinion to final ruling on Roe

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Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's sharp opinion revoking the constitutional right to abortion is virtually unchanged from his initial draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade compared to the final text of the decision handed down by the high court Friday morning.
Despite fierce lobbying from outside forces to pull back from the precipice of overturning Roe, Alito's writing contains all 10 key passages POLITICO identified in early May as the critical pieces of the abortion ruling.
But Alito did add to his original opinion, with a fierce rebuttal of the court's liberal dissenters, plus a...
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