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Alito Stated That Women Seeking Abortions Should Hear Upsetting Information About Embryonic Growth as ‘part of the Burden of Moral Choice’

Justice Samuel Alito argued in favour of abortion limits that might eventually lead to the overturning of the Roe v. Wade decision.

Alito stated that informing women of embryonic development before an abortion is part of their “moral decision.”

Friday, five justices, including Alito, voted to reverse Roe v. Wade.

Justice Samuel Alito, a conservative Supreme Court justice, once opined that the distress patients suffer after hearing about embryonic development before seeking an abortion is “part of the burden of moral choice.”

After the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to overturn Roe v. Wade, the focus shifted to the conservative justices who voted to eliminate the constitutional right to abortion.

The New York Times claimed that Alito, one of the justices who voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, spent his whole career planning for the future possibility of this verdict.


Alito responded in a 1985 memo to a circuit judge’s argument from Planned Parenthood League of Mass. v. Bellotti that laws requiring patients to be informed about foetal development before obtaining an abortion would cause “emotional distress, anxiety, guilt, and in some cases increased physical pain.”

Alito, who at the time served as a lawyer in the Department of Justice under previous President Ronald Reagan, stated that such procedures were “medically relevant” and required before having an abortion.

“Does this imply that women have the freedom to make an uninformed decision, even if it affects more than just their own well-being?” Author: Alito

According to Alito, educating women about embryo development before an abortion is an important component of their “moral decision.”
Alito was one of the five justices who voted to overturn Roe v. Wade on Friday.

The distress that patients experience before getting an abortion after learning about foetal development, according to conservative Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, is “part of the burden of moral choice.”

The conservative justices who voted to repeal the right to an abortion under the Constitution have come under scrutiny since the Supreme Court decided to reverse Roe v. Wade on a 5-4 vote.

Roe was “egregiously erroneous from the outset,” according to Alito, who ruled on Friday, and the Constitution cannot protect the right to an abortion.

According to the New York Times, Alito, one of the justices who voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, had spent his whole career preparing for such a decision.

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Alito stated in the same 1985 memo that courts should uphold abortion bans to “further the goals of overturning Roe v. Wade.”

In his ruling on Friday, Alito stated that Roe was “egregiously erroneous from the start” and that the Constitution cannot safeguard the right to abortion.

Alito stated, “Its reasoning was extraordinarily flimsy, and its conclusion had negative repercussions.” “And far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue, Roe and Casey have enflamed debate and deepened division.”

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