The three more liberal justices filed a dissenting opinion to the ruling.
With only 4-months before the midterm elections in November, the battle appears to be drawn on political lines. Abortion remains a highly divisive issue. And Pro-life protests in front of the Supreme Court took place on June 13, 2022, in Washington, DC.
With Roe overturned, abortion will remain legal in Democrat states. And more Democratic-leaning states have already passed laws that maintain abortion-on-demand policies, including termination of pregnancies in the third trimester. More than a dozen states already have laws protecting abortion rights.
Republicans and pro-lifers may try and extend the abortion ban. And 22 states are expected to entirely outlaw or severely restrict abortion rights.
Major Victory for pro-lifers
“The Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision, including the one on which the defenders of Roe and Casey now chiefly rely — the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment,” Alito wrote.