Commonwealth Policy Center

Roe v Wade is history. The U.S. Supreme Court struck down one of the most controversial rulings in our nation’s history–a ruling that federalized abortion policy and said women have a right to abort their babies. The Court said in its majority opinion that “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences.” This was a harsh repudiation of Roe. This doesn’t mean that abortion is outlawed. The ruling only means that the issue is being handed back to the states, where state legislatures will decide abortion policy. Kentucky has a Trigger Law, which upon Roe being overturned, made abortion a felony. The law is currently being challenged in Court by the ACLU.