Roe V Wade Controversy

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Jacey Beery, Reporter

The Supreme Court’s draft to overturn Roe V. Wade was recently leaked, and it has pro-life and pro-choice voicing their opinions. The landmark court case of Roe V. Wade occurred in 1973 when the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that the Constitution gives the right of terminating a pregnancy in the first and second trimester of a pregnancy. The states have been able to regulate the laws in the second and third trimester, but not the first. Recently, the Supreme Court’s draft was leaked and shows a 5-4 that would overturn Roe V. Wade. This overturning would mean that the states are able to dictate the pregnancy termination laws and regulations. They would vary from state to state. The decision is not finalized and Supreme Court justices still have the ability to change their vote, but the current outcome would be turning the right over to the states. Individuals from both sides of the debate are taking to the streets to voice their opinions about the ruling. The decision will likely be made in June.