WASHINGTON: The Supreme Court has overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, revoking the Constitutional right to have an abortion.
According to The Washington Post, it was a 6-to-3 vote in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health case, favoring the former. Chief Justice John Roberts, however, criticized his colleagues for going a step further in overturning Roe and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.
The liberal Justices, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, were in dissent.
“With sorrow — for this Court, but more, for the many millions of American women who have today lost a fundamental constitutional protection — we dissent,” they wrote.
The decision, which comes just over a month after the leaked initial draft majority decision, is expected to open the door for half of states to ban or drastically limit abortion.
Here’s how major organizations with pro-choice views have already responded.
BREAKING: The Supreme Court just overturned Roe v. Wade, ending our constitutional right to abortion. We know you may be feeling a lot of things right now — hurt, anger, confusion. Whatever you feel is OK. We’re here with you — and we’ll never stop fighting for you.
BREAKING: THE SUPREME COURT OVERTURNS ROE V. WADE!— Public Citizen (@Public_Citizen) June 24, 2022
Don't tell us about "freedom" when this is a direct assault on women's rights.
Guns have more rights in this country than women. It’s sickening.— Public Citizen (@Public_Citizen) June 24, 2022
The Court decision on abortion is here. We are ready. Join us:https://t.co/SUAJqkHU2Q— EMILY's List (@emilyslist) June 24, 2022
National Abortion Federation
The Supreme Court just overturned Roe v. Wade.— NAF (@NatAbortionFed) June 24, 2022
Abortion is still available and there are resources to help you get the care you need, including financial assistance if you qualify: https://t.co/KG1r5fMf9I pic.twitter.com/840w7VoYjp
Amnesty International USA
Center for Reproductive Rights
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization has OVERTURNED Roe v. Wade, decimating the right to abortion in the U.S. and opening the door for states eager to ban abortion outright. THIS DECISION IS WRONG. #AbortionIsEssential #SCOTUS— Center for Reproductive Rights (@ReproRights) June 24, 2022
We’ve been ready for this. We knew that with the new conservative majority on the Supreme Court, abortion rights were hanging by a thread. Today, that thread—that lifeline—has been cut. The following is a statement from National NOW President @ChrisFNunes. #AbortionRights pic.twitter.com/m9vNXiSHzb— National NOW (@NationalNOW) June 24, 2022
BREAKING NEWS: The Supreme Court just overturned Roe v. Wade; ending the constitutional right to abortion for millions across the country. We share your hurt, anger, and confusion. We are in this fight together. pic.twitter.com/OFGBlm4XqT— NARAL (@NARAL) June 24, 2022
National Women's Law Center
Abortion Rights UK
#BreakingNews— Abortion Rights (@Abortion_Rights) June 24, 2022
The US Supreme Court has announced it's overturning #RoeVsWade
This ends 50 years of legal right to abortion in US & will have a devastating effect
We stand in solidarity with fight to defend #AbortionRights in US
Join our London protest at US Embassy 7pm tonight pic.twitter.com/oFgsRzlRL5
Pro-life organizations also reacted to the decision on social media.
National Right to Life