Has the Supreme Court taken away a constitutional right?

Wisconsin’s Sen. Tammy Baldwin: “Our Supreme Court has never taken away a constitutional right.”

PolitiFact’s ruling: False

Here’s why: Many Democrats are asking Americans to consider the consequences of losing access to abortion after the leak of a draft opinion from the US Supreme Court that showed the court is poised to overturn Roe vs. Wade.

The 1973 landmark decision established a constitutional right to abortion, something Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the leaked draft was “egregiously wrong from the start.”

US Sen. Tammy Baldwin, a Wisconsin Democrat, has been an advocate for protecting abortion access, including cosponsoring a bill last year that would have guaranteed equal access to abortion across the country.

After the draft opinion was leaked in early May, Baldwin spoke in a May 4, 2022 TMJ4 interview about what else she said she believes could be at risk if Roe is overturned, including access to other constitutional rights. She called the court’s probable decision to overturn a 50-year previous “shocking.”

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