The supposed Supreme Court ruling that will overturn Roe v. Wade has been leaked, and both politicians and celebrities have responded in a fury.
The alleged statement was leaked by Politico on Monday night, and it was a seismic event felt throughout the United States.
A leaked draft majority opinion prepared by Justice Samuel Alito was released by Politico.
The decision is a complete and unshakable rebuke of the 1973 ruling that guaranteed federal constitutional rights for abortion, as well as a subsequent 1992 case called Planned Parenthood v. Casey – that largely affirmed those rights, according to Politico.
“Roe was dangerously wrong from the start,” Judge Alito recounts.
“We find that Roe and Casey needs to be overruled. It is time to listen to the Constitution and put the issue of abortion back into the hands of our elected representatives.”
“We, therefore, conclude that the Constitution doesn’t provide a woman with a right to an abortion. The Roe and Casey decision must be set aside, and lawmakers must be permitted to regulate abortion once again,” Alito wrote.
Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, was among the first to respond.
“This choice is a blatant assault on the humanity, rights, and lives of women, not to mention decades of established law. It will destroy and enslave women even as most Americans believe that abortion should be legal. What a disgrace,” she said.
“An extremist SCOTUS is now set to overrule #RoeVWade and force its far-right, unpopular ideas on the whole country. It is time for Americans who support the Constitution and abortion rights to speak up. We are not going back – not ever,” she added.
On Twitter, she said, “Not surprising. But it is still outrageous. This decision is a blatant assault on women’s dignity, rights, and lives, as well as decades of established law. It will kill and enslave women even as the majority of Americans support abortion legality. What an embarrassment.”
“The election in November is now the most critical of our lifetime to safeguard women’s rights,” Sen. Amy Klobuchar added.