Florida lawmakers respond after Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade
Florida lawmakers are responding to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe V. Wade. Florida House representatives Scott Plakon, R-Longwood, and Carlos Guillermo Smith, D-Orlando, shared their thoughts in an interview with FOX 35's John Brown.
Read the U.S. Supreme Court's majority opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturns the landmark Roe V. Wade case.
The case below was argued in Dec. 1, 2021, and the 213-page opinion was issued June 24, 2022.
"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 Supreme Court wrote in its opinion.
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Read the full opinion below (mobile users, click here to read the opinion)