The latest news on abortion rights in the United States. Roe v. Wade is the 1973 United States Supreme Court decision which granted a pregnant woman's right to a medical abortion without excessive restrictions from the federal, state, and local governments. The landmark decision has been a politically divisive issue since it was decided, dividing political parties and voters. In May, 2022, Politico obtained a leaked draft opinion from the Supreme Court justices that was later confirmed authentic by the court. The leak showed a majority of justices were poised to strike down Roe v. Wade. "We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled," Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the leaked draft opinion. "It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people's elected representatives." On Friday, June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Roe v. Wade decision.