Supreme Court 6-3 Vote Backs Mississippi Banning Abortion after 15 weeks. Also 5-4 vote in Overturning Roe v. Wade

ABORTION RIGHTS campaigners participate in a demonstration in Washington, earlier this month. Halacha does not view abortion as a choice that one makes but rather, a serious prohibition that may be overridden in certain crisis situations, writes the author. (photo credit: REUTERS)
  • US Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade abortion rights landmark.
  • The court, in a 6-3 ruling powered by its conservative majority, upheld a Republican-backed Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks. The vote was 5-4 to overturn Roe, with Chief Justice John Roberts writing separately to say he would have upheld the Mississippi law but not taken the additional step of erasing the precedent altogether.

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