RLCC Statement on Leak of Draft Supreme Court Opinion

Earlier this week, a draft opinion for the Supreme Court case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization was leaked to the press. The draft was written by Justice Samuel Alito, and it reportedly represents the views of a majority of the Court. This opinion, if adopted, would firmly and decisively overturn Roe v. Wade and its succeeding cases, allowing states and Congress to regulate abortion freely.

This is a draft, and does not yet represent the final opinion of the Court. However, it strongly indicates that the Court is poised to overturn its 1973 decision Roe v. Wade, one of the worst injustices in American history. Roe overrode the laws of all 50 states, imposing upon the whole nation the most radically permissive regime of abortion laws possible. In conjunction with its sister case Doe v. BoltonRoe mandated that abortion be legal for all nine months of pregnancy, and for any reason. This has led to the abortion of approximately 60 million children in America since 1973.

We at Right to Life are hopeful that this magnificent draft opinion by Justice Alito will indeed be the basis of the ultimate controlling, majority opinion, and that Roe will end. Please stay tuned to RLCC’s social media platforms, media outlets, and website for more information and insight as this story develops.

John Gerardi

Executive Director, Right to Life of Central California

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