Washington, May 2 (EFE) .- The United States Supreme Court is preparing to revoke the country’s right to abortion, legal since the ‘70s, according to a leaked draft bill published Monday by news outlet Politico.
It cited a draft with a majority of support from the Supreme Court, signed by Judge Samuel Alito.
Together with Alito, Clarence Thomas and three judges proposed for the court by former President Donald Trump would have agreed to revoke the right to abortion in the country, namely Neil M. Gorsuch, Brett M. Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett.
The country’s highest court has six conservative and three liberal judges.
“It is time to abide by the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the elected representatives of the people,” the document read.
The decision could still change and an official verdict is not expected until June.
The leaking of a Supreme Court decision on such a controversial and ongoing issue is an unprecedented event in recent US history.
Abortion has been legal in the US since the Supreme Court ruled in the landmark 1973 “Roe Vs. Wade” case that the state has no right to intervene in a woman’s decision about her pregnancy.
In the past decade, numerous conservative-led states have passed rulings that blatantly violate those parameters, with the stated goal of getting the Supreme Court to review and overturn the law. EFE