Washington political leaders react to Roe v. Wade draft opinion
SPOKANE, Wash. — Politico obtained a Supreme Court draft opinion that would strike down Roe v. Wade’s constitutional right to abortion.
The draft opinion, which apparently received majority support, is not expected to be published until late June. However, after Politico authenticated the draft, political leaders across the nation took to social media to address the recent news, especially in Washington.
Governor Jay Inslee quote-tweeted Politico’s article, reiterating that Washington is a pro-choice state and will continue to fight for the right to abortion.
U.S. Senator Patty Murray also issued a statement on Twitter, saying it’s always been the GOP’s goal to ban abortion. Murray, like Inslee, says she will continue to fight to protect the right to abortion.
U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell created Twitter thread as well, vowing to codify the right to abortion for the rest of the country as Washington has.
Republican Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released this statement:
“This leak of a confidential draft opinion will severely damage the public’s trust in the Supreme Court. It’s a deliberate attack on the integrity of the Court and its role as an independent judiciary. There must be a complete investigation into how this leak happened and who is responsible.
“At this very moment, Democrats and the Left are using this breach of trust as an opportunity to spread fear and force their discriminatory pro-abortion agenda on every American. Their Abortion on Demand Until Birth Act allows for abortion during any stage of pregnancy up until birth and for any reason, including on the basis of a baby’s gender, race, or disability. It allows for any late-term abortion regardless of the welfare of the mother or the baby.
“This extreme agenda is not the will of the American people, yet nearly every Democrat in the House and Senate supports it. This agenda must be stopped by a movement united behind our Constitutional and God-given right to life. Let’s be warriors for human dignity and human value. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all must remain the unshakeable moral bedrock of the greatest experiment in self-governance the world has ever known.”
Many other politicians across the nation have commented on the news, making it one of the most controversial Supreme Court drafts in recent history.
READ: Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade published by Politico
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