Do people not realize that the SUPREME COURT of the USA legalized abortion in Roe v. Wade?

Do people not realize that the SUPREME COURT of the USA legalized abortion in Roe v. Wade?

Do people not realize that the SUPREME COURT of the USA legalized abortion in Roe v. Wade?

slkusractmargaret

The Supreme Court can NOT make laws. Please read the US Constitution. Roe v. Wade didn't legalize abortion. It said that States couldn't make all abortions illegal. BIG DIFFERENCE. Problem was that they probably arrived at the decision through the wrong reasoning and even Blackmun who wrote for the majority came to have misgivings about the decision before he died. Many other legal scholars do too. It is likely that there will be another decision at some point before long that will take the law regarding abortion in a different direction. That doesn't mean that the decision would "overturn" Roe v. Wade. It could just add or change things. The States and Congress can make laws making certain abortions illegal under certain circumstances. These have nothing to do with Roe v. Wade.

slkusractShape-shifter

The US Supreme Court gave an opinion that abortion should be legal. It can be made illegal by a 2/3 majority of congress and a senate vote of greater than 60 votes. When it gets to the president, he can sign it, whereby it would be illegal to have an abortion. The Supreme Court has no legal law making abilities. It can only give an opinion about the legality of a law.

slkusractSordenhiemer

All except for the fact that it is the President who appoints Supreme Court Justices, who could then overturn Roe v. Wade.

slkusractwigginsray

you have it all wrong. The Supreme Court does not make anything legal or illegal. That is the role of Congress - acting within the restraints of the Constitution. Abortion is legal because the court finds it unconstitutional to create a law to deny it. The court did not create the constitution, it interprets it. Sometimes not well.

slkusractpatriotic

Up to 3 Supreme court seats may be up for grabs, oh, yes, and the president appoints them. The president is very important in this process.

slkusractalandra555

if McCain is elected and 2 of the seats on Supreme Court are up. The people that McCain plan on replacing is already saying that the want to make abortion illegal.

slkusractProud

Yes, it has EVERYTHING to do with the President as HE is the one who appoints Supreme Court Justices with the advice and consent of the Senate.

slkusractDani

Yes, we realize that murdering your unborn baby is perfectly legal and plenty of sick perverts are fine with this, but the truth is, the president DOES have a big part in it. They pick the new members of the supreme court when one retires. Obviously a conservative president is more likely to pick a conservative person, and a liberal president a liberal person.

slkusractjean

It was not about abortion it was the right to privacy. The president is only one part of the checks and balances we enjoy as a republic, so other than executive order that our present president is so fond of, no president wants to deal with the political fall out that such a order would cause.

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