Roe vs Wade: What is the Due Process Clause?
According to liberals, the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, which established the right to an abortion, might now pave the way for the end of other liberties like gay marriage, access to contraception, and same-sex partnerships. Many Americans responded to the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade once it was made, but some groups of people were scared of what would come next.
What is Due Process Clause?
A comparable clause in the Fifth Amendment, the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment solely limits the federal authority. No one may be “deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law,” according to the constitution. “Due process” typically refers to impartial procedures. In Roe v. Wade (1973), the Supreme Court decided that a woman’s choice to have an abortion fell under her right to privacy.
President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Alexis McGill Johnson also issued a warning that other rollbacks of federal protections for relationships and reproductive services might follow. “Make no mistake: if they can take away the right to abortion, a right we’ve held for nearly 50 years, they won’t stop here. All of our freedoms are on the line,” she said. In a statement, Johnson referred to the decision as “horrific,” stressing that it will have particularly devastating effects on low-income families, rural residents, persons with impairments, and people who live in disadvantaged communities.
Johnson claimed, “The Supreme Court has now officially given politicians permission to control what we do with our bodies, deciding that we can no longer be trusted to determine the course for our own lives”, In the US, Planned Parenthood is the top supplier of services for sexual and reproductive health, including care for elective abortions.
On June 24, at night, pro-choice activists converged on Thomas’s Virginia residence to protest the high court’s earlier-announced decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Demonstrators arrived with signs and started chanting. In reference to her correspondence supporting plans to contest the outcome of the 2020 election, some in the crowd referred to Ginni, the justice’s wife, as a “insurrectionist,”Off with their d***s!” Roughly 30 protesters had already arrived outside the home as of 8 pm, with a similar number of journalists.
The group erupted in chants and songs, crying out “No privacy for us, no peace for you!” and “Ginni Thomas is an insurrectionist!”.
The homes of Justices Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett, Samuel Alito, John Roberts, and Neil Gorsuch are the targets of the further demonstrations scheduled for this weekend.