Justice Stephen Breyer Complains That He Failed to Persuade Justices to Not Overturn Roe

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 23, 2022   |   1:00PM   |   Washington, DC

In a new interview today, former Justice Stephen Breyer says he tried to persuade other justices to not overturn Roe. Thankfully he failed and the nation’s higher court issued the Dobbs ruling allowing states to protect babies from abortions.

Breyer says he hates the Dobbs decision that finally overturned Roe v. Wade and reversed the worst Supreme Court decision in the nation’s history that massacred not only the Constitution but also 64 million unborn babies.

“Was I happy about it? Not for an instant. Did I do everything I could to persuade people? Of course, of course,” he told CNN’s Chris Wallace of the decision. “And you say, did I like this Dobbs decision? Of course, I didn’t. Of course, I didn’t. But there we are, and now we go on. We try to work together.”

Breyer also condemned the leak draft of the decision in May and said it has made collegiality on the nation’s highest court more difficult.

“It was very damaging because that kind of thing just doesn’t happen. It just doesn’t happen,” Breyer said of the leak.

Maybe a little less jolly, but not I mean — I have not heard people in that conference room scream at each other in anger,” Breyer added about the tone of the Supreme Court today.

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As LifeNews reported, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, with a 6-3 majority ruling in the Dobbs case that “The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion” — allowing states to ban abortions and protect unborn babies. The high court also ruled 6-3 uphold the Mississippi 15-week abortion ban so states can further limit abortions and to get rid of the false viability standard.

Chief Justice John Roberts technically voted for the judgment but, in his concurring opinion, disagreed with the reasoning and said he wanted to keep abortions legal but with a new standard.

“Abortion presents a profound moral question. The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion. Roe and Casey arrogated that authority. We now overrule those decisions and return that authority to the people and their elected representatives,” Alito wrote.

“Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences,” Alito wrote. “And far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue, Roe and Casey have enflamed debate and deepened division.”

Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan and Stephen Breyer authored a joint dissent condemning the decision as enabling states to enact “draconian” restrictions on women.

Polls show Americans are pro-life on abortion and a new national poll shows 75% of Americans essentially agree with the Supreme Court overturning Roe.

Despite false reports that abortion bans would prevent doctors from treating pregnant women for miscarriages or ectopic pregnancies, pro-life doctors confirm that is not the case. Some 35 states have laws making it clear that miscarriage is not abortion and every state with an abortion ban allows treatment for both.