Chief Justice John Roberts has issued a statement confirming the leaked draft of a Supreme Court decision overturning Roe is genuine and he says the nation’s highest court will launch an internal investigation about the leak.
As LifeNews reported, in a monumental decision that could finally end an era of abortion on demand and 63 million babies killed in abortions, the Supreme Court has reportedly issued a decision overturning Roe v. Wade. This is according to a release of a draft of the decision.
“Roe was egregiously wrong from the start,” Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the draft opinion of the court dated February 10.
Today, in a statement issued by the Supreme Court, Roberts condemned the leak.
“Although the document described in yesterday’s reports is authentic, it does not represent a decision by the Court or the final position of any member on the issues in the case,” he says.
He calls it a “singular and egregious breach of that trust that is an affront to the Court and the community of public servants who work here” and says he has asked the Marshal of the Court to investigate.
Roberts promises that the leak and subsequent intimidation campaign from the left to get the Supreme Court to change its potential vote to overturn Roe will not affect the eventual outcome.
“We will not allow this leak to undermine the work of this Court.”
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There was speculation previously that Roberts was not writing the case and concern that he could try to influence the other justices to oppose overturning Roe. Since he confirmed the draft is genuine, the former appears true.
According to Politico the decision is not final and could change but the leaked draft of the opinion has four justices — Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett — joined Alito while three — Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan — dissented.
“We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled,” the opinion reportedly continued. “It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”
Roberts has yet to cast his vote and it is unknown which side he will vote with, Politico reported.
Leading pro-life groups today are celebrating the possible end of Roe v. Wade after a leaked first draft of a Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe surfaced last night.
Joe Biden has released a statement in response to the draft of a potential Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade and the statement makes it appear Biden believes the nation’s highest court is on the verge of overturning Roe.
Leading pro-life advocates and pro-life Republican senators condemned the leak of a draft of a decision to end Roe v. Wade as an attempt by leftists to intimate the Supreme Court into keeping the radical pro-abortion decision in place.
Polling data shows a majority of Americans are pro-life and want all or most abortions made illegal.
Since 1973, more than 63 million unborn babies and hundreds, perhaps thousands, of mothers have died in supposedly “safe, legal” abortions. If Roe is overturned, researchers predict more than half of states would strongly restrict or ban abortions and hundreds of thousands of unborn babies’ lives would be saved from abortion every year.
If Roe is overturned, researchers predict as many as 26 states would ban abortions, saving hundreds of thousands of unborn babies’ lives.