: Senate Democrat Manchin reacts to Roe v. Wade ruling: ‘I trusted Justice Gorsuch and Justice Kavanaugh’

by | Jun 24, 2022 | Stock Market

Americans reacted on Friday to the Supreme Court’s decision’s to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that established a constitutional right to abortion access. In the court’s ruling Friday, telegraphed in a rare court leak, Republican-appointed judges voted 5-4 to overturn Roe v. Wade. They ruled 6-3 in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that a 2018 state law in Mississippi banning most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy was permissible. Chief Justice John Roberts did not back using the latter decision to overturn Roe.

Politicians from both sides of the aisle swiftly reacted to the news Friday. One Democrat claimed that “people will die” because of this ruling, while a Republican applauded the “courageous and correct” decision from the court. Several senators who voted to confirm Supreme Court justices who joined Friday’s majorities, including several considered swing votes in recent confirmation processes, expressed their disappointment in one or more of the three justices confirmed during the single-term Trump presidency. One of those senators, the conservative West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin, who voted to confirm Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, lamented having trusted the to “when they testified under oath that they also believed Roe v. Wade was settled legal precedent.”

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