THE Supreme Court has "privately voted to overturn the Roe v Wade abortion ruling" according to a possible leaked document, reports say.
The majority draft opinion, reportedly written by Justice Samuel Alito and obtained by Politico, rejects the 1973 decision guaranteeing constitutional protection of abortion rights.
“Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences,” Alito reportedly wrote in the document.
“We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled. The Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitution provision…”
Alito also supposedly referenced the 1992 decision of Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which upheld Roe v. Wade, according to Politico's report.
Alito reportedly labeled the document as the “Opinion of the Court”, writing “It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representative.”
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Minutes after the reports were leaked, barricades were set up around the Supreme Court building, according to photos posted on Twitter.
Former Harvard Law School professor and lawyer Alan Dershowitz spoke with Sean Hannity about the leak, proposing his theory that the draft was leaked by “a liberal law clerk" on Fox News.
Dershowitz suggested an insider was "trying to change the outcome of the case. Either by putting pressure on some of the justices to change their mind or by getting Congress to pack the court."
Hannity said he found Dershowitz's theory "plausible".
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