The Loss Of A Constitutional Right-Politico Reports “Draft Opinion Shows Supreme Court Voted To Strike Down Roe V. Wade”
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It is shocking that Politico has obtained an initial 98-page draft majority opinion written by Justice Alito, showing the Supreme Court striking down Roe vs. Wade, with Justice Samuel Alito writing, in italics “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled,” in the document labeled as the “Opinion of the Court”, “It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.” It is the first time a draft of the Supreme Court has been leaked in modern time. After almost half a century, it is truly seismic for this reversal would impact the lives of American women, men, our culture, our social, political and leadership structure in USA. In the video published on May 2, 2022, “BREAKING: Roe V. Wade Overturned Acording To SCOTUS Draft Opinion Says Politico“, below:
Josh Gerstein, senior legal affairs reporter for Politico, talks with Rachel Maddow about his reporting that he has obtained a draft majority opinion from the Supreme Court that shows the court has voted to overturn abortion rights in the United States, in the video published on May 2, 2022, “Politico Reporter On Obtaining Leaked SCOTUS Draft Opinion Overturning Roe V. Wade“, below:
According to an initial draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito circulated inside the court and obtained by POLITICO, the Supreme Court has voted to strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. The draft opinion is a full-throated, unflinching repudiation of the 1973 decision which guaranteed federal constitutional protections of abortion rights and a subsequent 1992 decision- Planned Parenthood v. Casey – that largely maintained the right.
There may still be changes in this draft opinion before reaching the final decision in end of June, 2022. Much remains to be seen. Undoubtedly, much reaction to this initial draft opinion will ensue.
The Associated Press could not immediately confirm the authenticity of the draft Politico posted, which if verified marks a shocking revelation of the high court’s secretive deliberation process, particularly before a case is formally decided. The news outlet published what was labeled as a “1st Draft” of the “Opinion of the Court” in a case challenging Mississippi’s ban on abortion after 15 weeks, a case known as Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The Supreme Court has yet to issue a ruling in the case, and opinions — and even justices’ votes — have been known to change during the drafting process. The court is expected to rule on the case before its term is up in late June or early July. The draft is signed by Justice Samuel Alito, a member of the court’s 6-3 conservative majority, who was appointed by former President George W. Bush. “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start,” the draft opinion states. “We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled,” it adds, referencing the 1992 case Planned Parenthood v. Casey that affirmed Roe’s finding of a Constitutional right to abortion services but allowed states to place some constraints on the practice. “It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.” The draft opinion in effect states there is no Constitutional right to abortion services and would allow individual states to more heavily regulate or outright ban the procedure. Politico said only that it received “a copy of the draft opinion from a person familiar with the court’s proceedings in the Mississippi case along with other details supporting the authenticity of the document.” https://www.wtsp.com/article/news/nat… in the video streamed on May 2, 2022, “Politico: Draft opinion suggests Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade“, below:
Rep. Jamie Raskin, a constitutional scholar in addition to being a member of Congress, talks with Rachel Maddow about the privacy principles behind the Roe v. Wade ruling and why a Supreme Court decision to overturn abortion rights in the manner outlined in Politico’s reporting on a leaked draft opinion would likely be the first in a series of privacy rights dominoes to fall, in the video published on May 2, 2022, “Birth Control, Privacy Rights Seen As Likely To Fall If Roe V. Wade Is Overturned“, below:
MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell and Rachel Maddow discuss the draft Supreme Court decision published by POLITICO overturning Roe V. Wade written Justice Samuel Alito. O’Donnell and Maddow discuss the implications of the news and how it’s another example of “minority ruled government.” in the video published on May 3, 2022, “Lawrence: We Are Witnessing The Loss Of A Constitutional Right“, below:
A leaked Supreme Court draft opinion suggests the court is preparing to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion, in the video published on May 3, 2022, “What happens if Roe v. Wade is overturned and abortion outlawed?|USA TODAY“, below:
A draft opinion out of the Supreme Court that was leaked to Politico suggests the U.S. Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark case that made abortion legal nationwide. That would mean abortion is left up to the states. Nick Smith breaks down which states would make abortion illegal should that happen, in the video published on May 3, 2022, “Abortion left up to states if Roe v. Wade ends|Morning in America“, below:
In the video streamed on May 3, 2022, “Roe v. Wade: Protests outside US Supreme Court after draft leak on abortion rights overturn| LIVE“, below:
If Roe v. Wade is overturned, then immediately abortion will become illegal (due to trigger law, making abortion illegal as soon as Roe v. Wade is overturned) in 13 states: ID, WY, UT, ND, SD, MO, OK, TX, AR, LA, KY, TN, MS, whereas states with codified right to abortion (protecting women’s right to abortion regardless what happens with Roe v. Wade) in 17 other states and Washington D.C.: WA, OR, CA, NV, CO, NM, IL, NY, ME, VT, MA, RI, CT, NJ, DE, DC, MD. There are many parts of USA that has neither protection nor ban in place, therefore, if Roe v. Wade is overturned, states with neither protection nor ban of abortion in place will expect to have the highest voters’ turn out in the coming election. THIS IS IT!!! THIS WILL BE THE ISSUE FOR NEXT ELECTION!!! For it is not just about abortion rights but rights to privacy, upon which abortion right was stemmed from. Privacy law is foundational for many past decisions and overturnig Roe v. Wade will prevent American citizens to have privacy from his/her government. PERIOD! We are facing a critical time in American history. All Americans should be alarmed!
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