RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE has spoken out towards the leaked draft opinion penned by Supreme Courtroom justice Samuel Alito arguing that the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion ruling was “egregiously mistaken from the beginning.”
4 days after Politico printed the opinion, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE launched an announcement in assist of abortion rights and expressing outrage and horror on the prospect of SCOTUS overturning Roe.
“RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE stands in assist of reproductive justice and can proceed to combat towards any makes an attempt to limit or management reproductive freedoms,” the band’s assertion reads. “Criminalizing entry to abortion will solely add to the struggling disproportionately felt by poor, BIPOC and undocumented communities.
“The fixed rightward shift of each main events ought to alarm us all — a get up name that we desperately want to arrange radical folks energy towards a warfare state that continues its assault on folks’s lives.”
In keeping with the Politico report, the draft was circulated in February. Alito was reportedly joined by justices Clarence Thomas and all three of former President Donald Trump‘s nominees — Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett — whereas justices Stephen Breyer, Elana Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor have been engaged on dissents. It was unclear how Chief Justice John Roberts voted.
The 1973 Roe v. Wade court docket resolution affirmed the best to obtain an abortion beneath the 14th Modification, ruling that abortions have been constitutionally protected up till about 23 weeks when a fetus can usually dwell exterior the womb.
Within the 98-page draft, Alito stated Roe was wrongly determined, saying the difficulty must be determined by politicians, not courts. If Roe is reversed, it might not federally outlaw abortion. Nevertheless, it might shift the facility to states to determine on the process’s legality.
In keeping with a brand new Politico/Morning Seek the advice of ballot, nearly twice as many Individuals (50 p.c) say they need the court docket to reaffirm Roe v. Wade as say they need it overturned (28 p.c). 22 p.c are undecided, in line with the ballot. Majorities of Democrats (68 p.c) and Independents (52 p.c) say Roe shouldn’t be overturned, whereas a slender majority of Republicans (51 p.c) say it ought to.
Critics have stated that tossing out the landmark rulings establishing abortion rights would tarnish the court docket’s status and open the floodgates to different challenges to well-settled legislation.