President Joe Biden has warned that same-sex marriage could be at risk if the US Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. The landmark decision is what guarantees access to abortion in the United States and has been in effect since the 1970s, with Planned Parenthood v.
Casey upholding the right in 1992. However, the Court appears to be poised to overturn the decision, according to a leaked draft opinion obtained by Politico on 2 May. “We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled,” the document’s author, Justice Samuel A.
Alito Jr., states in the draft. “The Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision, including the one on which the defenders of Roe and Casey now chiefly rely – the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. “That provision has been held to guarantee some rights that are not mentioned in the Constitution, but any such right must be ‘deeply rooted in this Nation’s history and tradition’ and ‘implicit in the concept of ordered liberty’.