Josh Gerstein and Alexander Ward reported a bombshell yesterday at POLITICO, revealing an unprecedented leaked draft opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court that suggests that Roe v. Wade will soon be reversed.
We made the decision yesterday morning, just hours before news of the leak was reported, to release our latest short film from Americans United for Life, asking (and answering) the question, “What Does a Post-Roe America Look Like?” Here it is:
We released a statement late last night as part of our media response, which I’m excerpting:
A leaked draft opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court published in full by POLITICO reveals that the Supreme Court has voted to reverse Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, its egregiously unjust abortion decisions.
Americans United for Life applauds the Supreme Court’s courage in abolishing its abortion precedents, which have led to the deaths of more than 60 million Americans since 1973, and we encourage the Court not to waver despite the politically-motivated leaking of this draft opinion. The implicit intent of this leak is to pressure and manipulate members of the Court to alter their votes or otherwise water down the language of the final opinion—if the Court is truly the nonpolitical body that Chief Justice John Roberts has said that it is, the Court cannot bow to partisan pressure to change course for the sake of an illusory detente.
“Americans of all ages, backgrounds, and beliefs recognize the injustice and tragedy of abortion violence,” said Catherine Glenn Foster, President & CEO of Americans United for Life in our statement yesterday. “We stand alongside all Americans who have waited so hopefully and for so long for the Supreme Court to reverse Roe, to set America on the path to abortion abolition, and to restore justice to our nation. Today is a day for courage and hope.” …
The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion violence, and the Supreme Court appears set to rightly recognize that states should be free to enshrine the most life-affirming laws possible for the protection of their people. Americans United for Life will continue to call for the total abolition of abortion, working with federal and state lawmakers to pass holistic pro-family, pro-mother and father, and pro-life law and policy, and working with state lawmakers to end the scourge of abortion violence and indifference to the good of human life everywhere that threat appears.