- The Supreme Court overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade decision on Friday.
- The opinion was supported by five of the conservative judges on the court.
- Here’s what every judge said about Roe v. Wade during their confirmation hearings.
The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in a 5-4 vote on Friday.
The opinion was written by Justice Samuel Alito and supported by conservative justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett, three of whom were appointed by former President Donal Trump.
“Roe was egregiously wrong from the start,” Alito wrote in the opinion. “Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences. And far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue, Roe and Casey have enflamed debate and deepened division.”
The justices’ previous statements on Roe v. Wade have come into sharp focus after the landmark reversal. Senators Susan Collins and Joe Manchin said they were misled by Kavanaugh and Gorsuch.
Here’s what each justice said at the time of their nomination.