Roe vs. Wade overturned

Since the Supreme Court’s ruling handed down on Friday of last week, social media and news outlets across America have been ablaze. The most commonly listed headline has been a caption about the fact that Roe v. Wade has been overturned by the mostly conservative justices currently seated on the high court after fifty years of Constitutional protections.

Opponents of the law view the ruling as an avenue that makes the way for an influx of regulations from the respective states that will be designed to further restrict a woman’s freedom of choice concerning her body as granted by the United States Constitution. Of course, those opposing abortion see the court’s position as an act of vindication to correct a half-century old error stemming from the infamous decision granting abortions in the 1973 case of Roe vs Wade. The ruling was then reaffirmed twenty years later by a case argued before the Supreme Court on April 22, 1992 in Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania vs. Robert P. Casey, and decided two months later on June 29.