The U.S. Supreme Court Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, which eliminates the constitutional right to an abortion, The New York Times reports. The decision mirrors a highly publicized leak of a draft opinion in May. The 6-3 ruling fell along party lines, with all six conservative justices voting to overturn the 50-year precedent. Though a woman's right to an abortion is the central issue in the decision, many lawmakers and scholars warn the ruling could undermine Constitutional rights to privacy, as recognized by Supreme Court jurisprudence. Conservative Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in a concurring opinion Friday that "in future cases, we should reconsider all of this Court’s substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell." All three precedents along with Roe v. Wade use right-to-privacy penumbras within the Constitution. Last month, the IAPP wrote about and discussed the privacy concerns with overturning Roe v. Wade.
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