Leaked Draft Opinion Shows Supreme Court Has Voted To Overturn Abortion Rights 

Leaked Draft Opinion Shows Supreme Court Has Voted To Overturn Abortion Rights Shared By Peter Boykin - American Political Commentator / Citizen Journalist Barricades are up around the Supreme Court building, just minutes after reports from Politico were leaked indicating SCOTUS has voted to overturn Roe v. Wade. The disclosure of Alito's draft majority opinion - a rare breach of Supreme Court secrecy and tradition around its deliberations - comes as all sides in the abortion debate are girding for the ruling. 'Exceptionally weak' A George W. Bush appointee who joined the court in 2006, Alito argues that the 1973 abortion rights ruling was an ill-conceived and deeply flawed decision that invented a right mentioned nowhere in the Constitution and unwisely sought to wrench the contentious issue away from the political branches of government. Alito's draft ruling would overturn a decision by the New Orleans-based 5th Circuit Court of Appeals that found the Mississippi law ran afoul of Supreme Court precedent by seeking to effectively ban abortions before viability. At times, Alito's draft opinion takes an almost mocking tone as it skewers the majority opinion in Roe, written by Justice Harry Blackmun, a Richard Nixon appointee who died in 1999. Alito's draft opinion ventures even further into this racially sensitive territory by observing in a footnote that some early proponents of abortion rights also had unsavory views in favor of eugenics. Much of Alito's draft is devoted to arguing that the widespread criminalization of abortion during the 19th and early 20th century belies the notion that a right to abortion is implied in the Constitution. [...]

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