Obama blasts Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade: 'attacking the essential freedoms of millions'

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Former President Barack Obama slammed the Supreme Court's decision overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that granted women the right to an abortion nearly 50 years ago.

"Today, the Supreme Court not only reversed nearly 50 years of precedent, it relegated the most intensely personal decision someone can make to the whims of politicians and ideologues—attacking the essential freedoms of millions of Americans," Obama said in a statement.

"For more than a month, we’ve known this day was coming—but that doesn’t make it any less devastating," he continued.

The Supreme Court's ruling Friday overturned both Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which affirmed the right to an abortion. The case concerned a Mississippi state law banning abortion after 15 weeks.

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