By now you may have heard about the Politico story that exploded on the scene last evening with the circulation of a leaked draft majority opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization indicating that the Supreme Court of the United States intends to reverse Roe v. Wade.
Although this breaking story is developing minute by minute, the undeniable truth is that the broad sweeping reversal of Roe appears to be an imminent reality, constituting the greatest pro-life victory in the last 50 years. The abortion issues of our day will forever change if the Constitutional right to an abortion declared in Roe and affirmed in Casey is eradicated and authority to legislate for or against abortion is returned to the states. As Justice Samuel Alito writes in the draft majority opinion, “We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled. The Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision…” He also declares, “It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.” (Read the draft majority opinion HERE)
We have been closely monitoring the situation of this unprecedented breach of the High Court and waiting to comment until more facts unfolded. Chief Justice Roberts confirmed the authenticity of the draft opinion this morning. (See National Review article HERE)
The draft opinion authored by Justice Samuel Alito is obviously a monumental moment in the history of our country. Clearly our hearts are soaring with hope and joy. The decision is not final, however, until SCOTUS issues its official ruling. There is speculation that the breach will expedite the highly anticipated release of the Court’s decision not expected to happen until the end of the Court’s session this June. As Justice Roberts explained this morning, “Although the document described in yesterday’s reports is authentic, it does not represent a decision by the Court, or the final position of any member on the issues in the case.” Roberts went on to assert “to the extent this betrayal of the confidences of the Court was intended to undermine the integrity of our operations, it will not succeed.” The Chief Justice stated that he has “directed the Marshal of the Court to launch an investigation…”
This most extreme violation of confidentiality in the history of SCOTUS could be an attempt to intimidate and undermine the Justices’ resolve and galvanize the abortion rights movement. It could also be an attempted catalyst to create Congressional pressure to codify Roe. Angry mobs gathered in front of the steps of the Supreme Court last evening as soon as the news broke. On The Briefing this morning, Dr. Albert Mohler stated: “This amounts to something akin to treason inside the sealed world of the United States Supreme Court.” Dr. Mohler further asserted, “The release of this draft is dirty pool; it’s horribly unethical.” The perpetrator is believed to be a singular individual insider, possibly a clerk of one of the Justices. (Listen to The Briefing with Dr. Mohler HERE)
WE MUST PRAY
Join us in praying for the protection of the Supreme Court of the United States, one of our most revered American institutions. We pray for the courage and stamina of the Supreme Court Justices who recognize the irrefutable humanity of the unborn and the egregiously flawed decision handed down in Roe. We pray for the complete reversal of Roe and Casey. We ask God to equip all who stand for Life with wisdom and fortitude as we navigate a post Dobbs world and continue the fight for unborn babies and all who suffer from the tragedy of abortion.
Council for Life