Supreme Court has drafted opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade

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Supreme Court has drafted opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade

The Supreme Court has voted to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision that provides women with a constitutionally protected right to an abortion, a report said.

The draft majority opinion was written by Justice Samuel Alito and provided to Politico.

“Roe was egregiously wrong from the start,” Alito writes in the 98-page draft opinion, obtained by the outlet.

The conservative-controlled Supreme Court has rejected the 1973 decision that guaranteed constitutional protections for abortion rights as well as the subsequent Planned Parenthood v. Casey decision in 1992.

“We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled,” he writes in the document, labeled as the “Opinion of the Court.”

“It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”

Associate Justice Samuel Alito sits during a group photo at the Supreme Court in Washington.
In his opinion, Justice Samuel Alito wrote that Roe v. Wade was “egregiously wrong from the start.”
Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP

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