Nation Learns of now confirmed Draft Ruling Overturning Roe v. Wade - Here's a live stream from outside Supreme Court in D.C.: live streaming link here.
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Jessica Golibart cries as demonstrators gather in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on May 3, 2022. - The Supreme Court is potentially poised to strike down federal protections of US abortions, kicking individual decisions back to each state, according to a leaked draft of a majority opinion.
The draft, obtained by Politico, was written by Justice Samuel Alito. Politico stressed that the document it obtained is a draft and opinions could change. The draft opinion calls the landmark 1973 Roe v Wade decision "egregiously wrong from the start."
The court is expected to issue a decision by June.
“I have always supported the rights of states and local communities to govern themselves through our unique system of Federalism.” - Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC1)
Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC1) released the following statement regarding the leak on a possible Roe v. Wade supreme court decision:
“What would otherwise be a great day for our country for the lives of the unborn, has now been marred by an unprecedented and politically motivated leak, obviously intended to intimidate our Supreme Court Justices,” said Rep. Mace. “I have and will continue to support the rights of the unborn. As a legislator, I am proud of my pro-life record. And as a ranking Member of the House Oversight Committee, we need to get to the bottom of this unprecedented breach in protocol from our highest Court. I sincerely hope this is not a paradigm shift in the way the Court operates going forward but is a moment viewed with sadness by both parties for the grave political miscalculation that it is.”
SC US Sen. Lindsey Graham on Twitter:
"It is a sad day for the Supreme Court and a dangerous day for the Rule of Law. The radical assault on our institutions and the Constitution itself has reached a new level with the release of a draft opinion on a major issue facing the Court." — Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) May 3, 2022
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