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Jennifer Rubin


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Anti-abortion demonstrators celebrate outside the US Supreme Court in Washington on Friday following the overturning of the landmark Roe v Wade abortion decision. Photo: Reuters/Michael Mccoy

Anti-abortion demonstrators celebrate outside the US Supreme Court in Washington on Friday following the overturning of the landmark Roe v Wade abortion decision. Photo: Reuters/Michael Mccoy

Anti-abortion demonstrators celebrate outside the US Supreme Court in Washington on Friday following the overturning of the landmark Roe v Wade abortion decision. Photo: Reuters/Michael Mccoy

It gives me no joy to say that my prediction in April that the Supreme Court was set to launch a war on modern America – on its social and legal progress over decades – was accurate.

In a tone more reminiscent of a MAGA rally than a high court, the majority Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organisation opinion overturning the right to abortion drips with disdain for women’s concerns about personal autonomy and for the principle of stare decisis – the doctrine that courts will adhere to precedent in making their decisions.


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