What Is Roe v. Wade? And Why Is It Trending?

Roe v. Wade was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court taken in 1973.

The Court ruled that the US Constitution protects a pregnant woman's liberty to choose to have an abortion without excessive government restriction.

Now the US Supreme Court prepares to vote to overturn the Roe vs Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

A leaked initial draft majority opinion published by Politico on Monday confirmed this.

The authenticity of the draft hasn't been confirmed yet. The Supreme Court and the White House declined to comment.

If Roe is overturned, abortion is likely to remain legal in liberal states. More than a dozen states currently have laws protecting abortion rights.

Source: India Today