“Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences,” Alito wrote. “And far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue, Roe and Casey have enflamed debate and deepened division.”
In his first public comments since the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, Justice Samuel Alito says he’s happy he “had the honor” to write it.
Last week, during an appearance at a conference in Rome on religious freedom sponsored by Notre Dame University law school, Alito gave his first public remarks on the Dobbs decision. But the recording of the comments did not become public until today, according to a Reuters report.
During his remarks, Altio dismissed criticism of the decision from international pro-abortion figures like British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
“I had the honor this term of writing I think the only Supreme Court decision in the history of that institution that has been lambasted by a whole string of foreign leaders who felt perfectly fine commenting on American law,” Alito said.
Reuters indicated Alito joked about the criticism from Johnson, who recently had to step down as Prime Minister. He also sarcastically dismissed attacks on the decision from Prince Harry in remakrs at the UN.
“One of these was former Prime Minister Boris Johnson, but he paid the price,” Alito joked, referring to Johnson’s plans to step down following criticism of his leadership from within Britain’s ruling Conservative Party.
“But what really wounded me – what really wounded me – was when the Duke of Sussex addressed the United Nations and seemed to compare the decision whose name may not be spoken with the Russian attack on Ukraine,” Alito added in a sarcastic tone, referring to his ruling overturning the Roe decision that had legalized abortion nationwide in the United States and recognized a woman’s constitutional right to terminate her pregnancy.
The Supreme Court handed down its monumental decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on June 24. This week, the decision became official when the nation’s highest court officially entered its judgement. On Tuesday, e U.S. Supreme Court issued its official judgment in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
As LifeNews reported, the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, with a 6-3 majority ruling in the Dobbs case that “The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion” — allowing states to ban abortions and protect unborn babies. The high court also ruled 6-3 uphold the Mississippi 15-week abortion ban so states can further limit abortions and to get rid of the false viability standard.