The fallout from Monday’s bombshell leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade continues to roil politics.
The fallout from Monday’s bombshell leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade continues to reverberate throughout the US political system.
- Battle lines are already being drawn in the states, as red states move to enact new abortion restrictions and some blue states take steps to insert abortion rights into their state constitutions.
- States with divided government – like Pennsylvania, Virginia, and North Carolina – are up for grabs.
- In Los Angeles, an abortion rights protest turned violent and at least one police officer was injured in clashes between protestors and law enforcement.
- Progressive Democrats called once again to eliminate the Senate filibuster to pass a nationwide right to abortion with a 51-vote majority. Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) quickly shot down that idea.
- Laws restricting trips across state lines for the purposes of having an abortion, abortion pills delivered through the mail and other methods of evading a state’s laws may be the next frontier should Roe v. Wade be struck down.
- The New York Times analyzed President Joe Biden’s evolution from a critic of Roe v. Wade to a full-throated supporter of abortion rights, including funding abortion with taxpayer money and allowing abortion through the ninth month of pregnancy if someone makes “the judgment to choose to abort a child.”
- CNN poured cold water on Chief Justice John Roberts’ claim that the work of the court “will not be affected” by the leak and argued the leak will affect the Court’s coming rulings on abortion, religious liberty and immigration.
- Politico covered Senate Democrats’ plans to vote on abortion-rights legislation. Their proposed bill to create a federal right to abortion is almost certainly doomed.
- Fox News reported a left wing activist group called “Ruth Sent Us” published the home addresses of the Court’s six conservative justices and plan to deploy protesters to their homes.
- National Review argued the “actual extremists when it comes to abortion” – Democrats – asked a pertinent question: “Mr. President, do you favor third-trimester abortions?”
- The Wall Street Journal covered the hunt for the Supreme Court leaker. The Marshal of the Supreme Court has been tasked with the search, but there is “no road map” for this kind of an investigation.
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© Dominic Moore, 2022