Former US President Donald Trump reacted to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade, a precedent that guaranteed abortion rights to Americans. 

Talking to Fox News, Trump said that the reversal “will work out for everybody.”

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“This is following the Constitution, and giving rights back when they should have been given long ago,” Trump added.

“I think, in the end, this is something that will work out for everybody. This brings everything back to the states where it has always belonged,” the Republican leader said.

The Supreme Court has a conservative majority, including three of Donald Trump’s nominees.  The justices voted 5:4.

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When asked whether he feels he played a role in the reversal of Roe v. Wade, Trump said, “God made the decision.”

Trump, during his presidency, appointed three justices – Neil Gorsuch in 2017, Brett Kavanaugh in 2018 and Amy Coney Barrett in 2020. All three voted to overturn Roe v Wade on Friday. 

The Republican, the 45th President of the country, had in 2016, during a debate with opponent Hillary Clinton promised to appoint justices who would overturn the Roe decision.

“Well, if we put another two or perhaps three justices on, that … will happen automatically in my opinion because I am putting pro-life justices on the court,” Trump said at the time.

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Justice Samuel Alito, in his majority opinion, wrote, “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences. And far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue, Roe and Casey have enflamed debate and deepened division.”

Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan opposed the overturn. “With sorrow — for this Court, but more, for the many millions of American women who have today lost a fundamental constitutional protection — we dissent,” the wrote in the dissenting opinion.