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Trump’s Hand in Shaping Supreme Court Pays Off With Roe v. Wade Decision

  • Former president’s three appointed justices core to decision
  • Trump claims victory, says ‘delivered everything as promised’
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The Political Impact of the Roe v. Wade Decision

The historic reverberations of Donald Trump’s one term in the Oval Office were evidenced Friday when the three justices he appointed to the Supreme Court tipped the scales to overturn the constitutional right to an abortion. 

The landmark decision, which ends the 49-year precedent set in Roe v. Wade, has made the long-held dream of one of Trump’s core constituencies -- evangelical Christians and other anti-abortion Republicans -- come true. And it further enshrines the historic and political consequences of the 2016 presidential election outcome.