Roe V. Wade Decision is Leaked, Politicians Around FL React

If the majority opinion stands in the High Court, the abortion issue will go back to the states.

Jackson Bakich
Jackson Bakich
May 3, 2022

Monday night, Politico prematurely released a draft written by Justice Alito stating that Roe V. Wade is to be overturned.

The draft is what it is: a draft.

Within the Supreme Court, drafts are passed around from justice to justice, minds are changed (possibly), and then there is a final decision. In this case, the decision was most likely to come down sometime in the next couple of months.

There is only speculation of who leaked the draft. However, no one is speculating how this damages the integrity of Court. If the Court changes its decision, it will appear it was pressured by public opinion. If it maintains its decision, it could appear to some that the justices had to maintain their opinion as it stands now in order to uphold the integrity of the Court. Either way, the damage has been done.

Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) said in a statement, “Striking down Roe V. Wade and taking away a woman’s right to make her own decisions is appalling and dangerous. We refuse to go back to being treated as second-class citizens…Women deserve an end to the constant politicization of our basic, fundamental rights.”

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), the incumbent in the Senate race between himself and Rep. Demings, stated in a tweet that the left likes to pick and choose between our nation’s institutions and when to defend them.

“The next time you hear the far left preaching about how they are fighting to preserve our Republic’s institutions & norms remember how they leaked a Supreme Court opinion in an attempt to intimidate the justices on abortion," stated Rubio.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) showcased in a tweet her personal connection to Roe V. Wade in a statement she released Tuesday.

“As a mother of two young adult daughters who have had the constitutional right to make decisions about their bodies for their entire lives, I am outraged and will fight until my last breath to prevent Roe from being overturned”

No matter what you opinion is, voters will have this issue on their minds while in the ballot box this November.

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Jackson Bakich

Jackson Bakich

Born in Orlando but raised in Lake County, Florida, Jackson Bakich is currently a senior at Florida State University. Growing up in the sunshine state, Bakich co-hosted the political talk radio show "Lake County Roundtable" (WLBE) and was a frequent guest for "Lake County Sports Show" (WQBQ). Currently, he is the Sports Editor of the FSView and the co-host of "Tomahawk Talk" (WVFS), a sports talk radio program covering Florida State athletics in Tallahassee.

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