Reaction To Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade

The U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Roe V. Wade

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The United States Supreme Court officially overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling to guarantee a constitutional right to an abortion following a 6-3 vote on Friday.

The decision comes one month after a draft of a majority opinion to strike down Roe v. Wade leaked publicly.

Roe v. Wade, which was decided in 1973, states that the Constitution of the United Stats protects a pregnant woman's liberty to choose to have an abortion without excessive government restriction, striking down previously enacted U.S. federal and state abortion laws at the time.

The court's ruling on Friday will not make abortion illegal, but will no longer deem it as a constitutional right and allow states to implement bans on the procedure, with about half already publicly expressing interest in doing so.

National Correspondent Sara Lee Kessler takes a look at how various states are responding to the ruling.

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