Last night, POLITICO shared a leaked copy of a draft Supreme Court opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito, in which the Supreme Court seems poised to overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, in conjunction with upholding the Mississippi 15-week abortion ban in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Clinic.
While this news does not signify a final vote or decision from the Supreme Court, it gives us much to be cautiously optimistic about.
Today, and until a final decision is released, we echo the statement of Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch, who said, “We will let the Supreme Court speak for itself and wait for the Court’s official opinion.”
Wisconsin Right to Life legislative director, Gracie Skogman, stated, “Roe was wrongfully decided from the day it was issued. The all-male Supreme Court’s determination in Roe overruled countless state laws protecting innocent human life, and was blatantly unconstitutional. The overturning of Roe would be monumental for pro-life movement, and Wisconsin is powerfully positioned to defend life through our pre-Roe 1849 law prohibiting abortion (Statute 940.04). Although this decision is not final, we pray the Justices will have the courage and strength to defend the most vulnerable among us, unborn children, and overturn Roe once and for all.”
Heather Weininger, Wisconsin Right to Life executive director, continued, “The left, and pro-abortion elected officials, are desperately trying to use this leaked decision to change the narrative. We need to focus on defending innocent human life, and pray for the safety of the Justices.
“A post-Roe Wisconsin is one where all unborn children, regardless of gender, disability diagnosis, and race are valued and protected. The pro-life movement is pro-women and pro-babies. Now, and in a post-Roe reality, our mission is uplifting and supporting women facing unexpected or challenging pregnancies, whether that is through childcare support, housing, or healthcare.”
Media Contact: Gracie Skogman, Legislative / PAC Director