Former President Bill Clinton has opened up about the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision on abortion.
Attacking the ruling by SCOTUS, Clinton said it has put "democracy at risk."
He went on Twitter to share his thoughts and said Supreme Court’s decision had put partisanship ahead of precedent and ideology ahead of the evidence.
He also said that voters should be electing people “who will defend, not deny, our cherished rights and liberties.”
While echoing the same sentiment, his wife and former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said the decision is a step backward for women’s rights.
On Friday, in a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision establishing a constitutional right to an abortion.
The ruling was based on the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which challenged a Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks. The court upheld the Mississippi law in a 6-3 decision.
Following the rule, states like Missouri, South Dakota, Louisiana, and Kentucky, have now effectively banned abortion.
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