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Melissa Mills, Daughter Of Jane Roe Norma McCorvey, Speaks Out About The Supreme Court’s Decision To Overturn Roe vs. Wade: “I’m So Sad To See This Happen”

Melissa Mills is making it no secret that she’s upset by the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade. Just recently the Supreme Court in the US struck down the near 50-year-old case that guaranteed women the legal right to get an abortion anywhere in the United States. Here’s what you need to know.

Norma McCorvey’s daughter, Melissa Mills, told Good Morning Britain on Monday: “I’m so sad to see all this happen because women have come so far now they’re taking it away again.”

Daughter Of Jane Roe Speaks Out About The Supreme Court’s Decision To Overturn Roe vs. Wade

In 1973 the case of Norma McCorvey – known by the pseudonym Jane Roe – was heard by the Supreme Court. She wanted an abortion for her third child in her home state of Texas where the practice was illegal. The court ruled women had a fundamental “right to privacy”, which protects a pregnant woman’s right to an abortion under the fourteenth amendment. The ruling was a landmark decision for women’s rights in the US but was fiercely contested by conservatives.

In response to the ruling, half of US states outlawed abortion and protests for women’s rights were held across the country. Mills said her mother would be angry about the ruling adding that women were being set back after decades of progress. She tried to help people, women, LGBTQ people, she tried to help everybody.

Meanwhile, thirteen states have so-called “trigger laws” on the books, in which abortion will swiftly be outlawed in most cases. In Friday’s ruling, the court upheld a Mississippi law banning abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the majority opinion, “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. …

It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.” Roe had held that the Constitution protected a woman’s right to an abortion before the point at which a fetus is viable outside the womb, typically around 24 weeks of pregnancy.

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