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Justice Alito Mocks World Leaders Who Criticized Court’s Abortion Decision

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Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito sarcastically referred to world leaders who criticized the Court’s decision that overruled Roe v. Wade. The comments were made at a conference on religious freedom in Rome organized by the University of Notre Dame Law School.

Alito specifically referred to criticism from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The judge also referred to Prince Harry, who made comments about the abortion ruling in a speech at the United Nations.

“I had the honor this term of writing I think the only Supreme Court decision in the history of that institution that has been lambasted by a whole string of foreign leaders who felt perfectly fine commenting on American law,” Alito said

Alito on the UK Prime Minister
“One of these was former Prime Minister Boris Johnson, but he paid the price,” it was one of the jokes Alito made. However, he stressed that what hurt him most were the words of Prince Harry, who, in Alito’s opinion, compared the decision to the war in Ukraine.
Upon learning of the Supreme Court’s decision, Emmanuel Macron, President of France, assured that abortion must be “protected.” “Abortion is a fundamental right for all women. It must be protected. I wish to express my solidarity with the women whose liberties are being undermined by the Supreme Court of the United States,” Macron wrote at the time on his Twitter feed.

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Last month, the Supreme Court decided to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade, a decision that resulted in at least 20 states across the country to ban or severely restricting abortion. “Held: The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives,” the ruling states.