A broad majority of Americans did not want to see Roe vs. Wade overturned, polling taken before the Supreme Court's decision shows.When they ask people about the Roe v Wade decision, one of the most common answers is that was the decision desegregating the public schools.
When they ask liberal legal experts about it, they usually say that they agree with abortion rights, but do not agree with the court's reasoning.
There has never been a majority in Congress agreeing with the decision.
The CNN poll asked this question:
Q6. The 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision established a woman's constitutional right to an abortion, at least in the first three months of pregnancy. Would you like to see the Supreme Court completely overturn its Roe vs. Wade decision, or not?No, that decision did not establish a constitutional right, as the Supreme Court explains today. Only text in the Constitution can do that. It asserted a policy that abortion should be legal throughout all nine months of pregnancy.
Completely overturning the decision would say that a fetus has a right to life and 14A rights. No one expressed that opinion today.
The decision today leaves abortion up to the legislatures. If most people support abortion rights, then we may not see much practical change, except that the law will be ore responsive to the people.
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