A recent decision from the Supreme Court officially put the power of decision back on the states in regards to the regulating of the right to an abortion. One top ABC News reporter exclaimed that “women will die,” to a rather apoplectic Martha Raddatz, the anchor for “This Week” this past Sunday morning.
Raddatz started off the show crying about the decision made this past Friday by the SCOTUS, which overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that officially made abortion a protected federal right. While writing for the majority, Justice Samuel Alito stated that the law had never actually been constitutional and that the individual states were the actual correct regulators for abortion.
“‘On Friday morning, women in this country, like they have for nearly 50 years, woke up with a constitutional right to abortion, a right enshrined by the Supreme Court’s 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade and reaffirmed again and again,’” stated Raddatz. “‘But just after 10 a.m. on Friday, a legal earthquake, the court stripped women of that fundamental right.’”
ABC's Raddatz opened This Week lashing out: "On Friday morning women in this country like they have for nearly 50 years woke up with a constitutional right to abortion…But just after 10:00 A.M. On Friday a legal earthquake, the court stripping women of that fundamental right." pic.twitter.com/2RkWpSZTfK
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Raddatz, who is quite well known for devolving into tears in the wake of former President Donald Trump taking a victory over Hillary Clinton back in the presidential elections of 2016, stated that this specific ruling gives states the power once again to create their own laws in regards abortion.
“Abortion is now a matter for the states and Congress, a decision for voters and their elected leaders rather than between a woman and her doctor,” she claimed.
Terry Moran, a senior national correspondent, stated, “women will die because of this ruling.”
“It changes the status of American women as citizens of the United States and as citizens of their states,” he went on.
Quite a few different states, including Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Kentucky, had in place “trigger bans’ that instantly went off as the decision went out that made abortion illegal as Roe was officially revered. Another group of five, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Ohio, and Iowa, have taken steps to pass similar laws, but they were all struck down quickly. In the wake of Roe being reversed, those states could now set in place the failed laws, and they would take immediate effect.
On Friday evening, groups of pro-abortion demonstrators flooded the street, storming the Arizona statehouse, closing down streets in Los Angeles, destroying cars and buildings in Seattle, and heavily protesting in New York and Washington.