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USA: Landmark abortion case is set to spark global debate

USA: Landmark abortion case is set to spark global debate
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Mike Judge
Mike Judge Mike Judge. Editor of Evangelical Times, and pastor of Chorlton Evangelical Church in Manchester.
27 May, 2022 3 min read

Abortion law in the US looks set to change dramatically, according to a draft ruling which has been leaked from the US Supreme Court.

It would send shock waves across the world and likely cause an increase in activity from both pro-life and pro-abortion campaigners.

Judges are set to rule on a case from Mississippi which challenges the 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade that legalised abortion across the US.

The leaked document, first published by Politico, shows that a majority of judges are in favour of overturning the ruling.

If the court strikes down the Roe v. Wade ruling, individual states would be allowed to decide for themselves whether to ban abortion.

According to the leaked document, Justice Alito called the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision ‘egregiously wrong from the start’.
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