Supreme Court Votes To Overrule Roe v. Wade in Leaked Majority Opinion Draft
By Movieguide® Staff
On May 2, Politico leaked landmark documents: a majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito that would reject the 1973 ruling of Roe v. Wade and all subsequent cases, including Planned Parenthood v. Casey in 1992.
“It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives… This is what the Constitution and the rule of law demand,” the draft reads.
“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,” the draft continued.
Chief Justice John Roberts confirmed the abortion draft’s authenticity on May 3, noting that the draft is not a final decision by the Supreme Court and said that he “directed the Marshal of the Court to launch an investigation into the source of 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,” Justice Roberts said. “To the extent this betrayal of the confidences of the Court was intended to undermine the integrity of our operations, it will not succeed.”
Ben Shapiro, founder of The Daily Wire, writes: “First, the draft decision is just that: a draft decision. No one has presumably voted for it yet. Drafts change over time; they are subject to feedback from other members of the majority. The attempt to leverage public pressure against the justices is an attempt to strangle the Alito majority opinion in the crib, to generate fractures on the Court.”
While the legislation of abortion is often viewed under a political lens—as politicians work to fight for or against legal rights—it is important to not lose sight of its real-life moral consequences.
Hollywood and the media often gloss over the harsh reality of abortion and its lasting emotional and physical trauma on families around the world. However, Movieguide® has compiled a list of pro-life movies that do not glamorize abortion as a legal right, but depict it’s true horror; and God’s unwavering faithfulness to redeem and love his creation.
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