The Supreme Court has privately voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, striking down the case that has guaranteed basic abortion rights in the U.S. since the 1973 ruling.
News regarding the judicial body’s decision comes from a majority draft opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito Jr., which Politico obtained and published on Monday evening. The leaked document represents a stunning, largely unparalleled breakdown of the Supreme Court’s confidentiality. Politico says it has authenticated the draft.
In the 98-page draft opinion, Justice Alito writes that Roe v. Wade “was egregiously wrong from the start.”
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