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Why the right-wing is having a complete meltdown over the Supreme Court's leaked anti-abortion draft

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Conservatives are doing a victory lap in light of a recent report that the Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision establishing the constitutional right to abortion, while at the same time seemingly having a complete meltdown about the potential impact of its release.

The bombshell report came late Monday evening, when Politico published a leaked draft of Associate Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's majority opinion, written back in February, rehashing the constitutionality of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which upheld Roe in 1992. According to the outlet, the draft is "a full-throated, unflinching repudiation" of both laws.

"Roe was egregiously wrong from the start," Alito reportedly wrote in his opinion. "We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled."

This week, conservative pundits and politicians immediately praised the controversial draft, which culminates a decades-long campaign by Republicans to roll back reproductive rights all across the nation.

On Monday, Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., a vehement anti-abortion advocate, called the court's alleged draft "a heck of an opinion."

"Voluminously researched, tightly argued, and morally powerful," he tweeted.

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem vowed to call a special session in support the potential decision's rollout.

"If this report is true and Roe v. Wade is overturned, I will immediately call for a special session to save lives and guarantee that every unborn child has a right to life in South Dakota," the governor tweeted.

Other conservatives railed against the leak of draft, arguing that the move impugns the court's apparent nonpartisanship.

"Leaking a draft SCOTUS ruling is worse than January 6th. The Court was the one institution where conservatives and liberals lived in peace and trust," wrote right-wing commentator Mike Cernovich. "You disagreed but the trust was sacred. This completely destroys the Court's inner workings. Totally in shock right now."

"To violate an understanding that has held for the entire modern history of the Court – seeking to place outside political pressure on the Court and the justices themselves – is dangerous, despicable, and damaging," echoed Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah.

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Objectively speaking.

Am seeing a much greater "meltdown" from the left side of the aisle regarding the leaked draft.


Mostly insults, distortions and partisan rants.....rather than addressing the actual topic at hand.

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Objectively speaking.

Am seeing a much greater "meltdown" from the left side of the aisle regarding the leaked draft.


Mostly insults, distortions and partisan rants.....rather than addressing the actual topic at hand.

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Objectively speaking, I'm seeing the right melting down about the fact that this was leaked.
 

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Conservatives are doing a victory lap in light of a recent report that the Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision establishing the constitutional right to abortion, while at the same time seemingly having a complete meltdown about the potential impact of its release.

The bombshell report came late Monday evening, when Politico published a leaked draft of Associate Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's majority opinion, written back in February, rehashing the constitutionality of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which upheld Roe in 1992. According to the outlet, the draft is "a full-throated, unflinching repudiation" of both laws.

"Roe was egregiously wrong from the start," Alito reportedly wrote in his opinion. "We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled."

This week, conservative pundits and politicians immediately praised the controversial draft, which culminates a decades-long campaign by Republicans to roll back reproductive rights all across the nation.

On Monday, Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., a vehement anti-abortion advocate, called the court's alleged draft "a heck of an opinion."

"Voluminously researched, tightly argued, and morally powerful," he tweeted.

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem vowed to call a special session in support the potential decision's rollout.

"If this report is true and Roe v. Wade is overturned, I will immediately call for a special session to save lives and guarantee that every unborn child has a right to life in South Dakota," the governor tweeted.


Other conservatives railed against the leak of draft, arguing that the move impugns the court's apparent nonpartisanship.

"Leaking a draft SCOTUS ruling is worse than January 6th. The Court was the one institution where conservatives and liberals lived in peace and trust," wrote right-wing commentator Mike Cernovich. "You disagreed but the trust was sacred. This completely destroys the Court's inner workings. Totally in shock right now."

"To violate an understanding that has held for the entire modern history of the Court – seeking to place outside political pressure on the Court and the justices themselves – is dangerous, despicable, and damaging," echoed Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah.

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When did they plan on actually releasing it? If SCOTUS is sitting on rulings for midterm purposes, just shows how hackish SCOTUS has gotten
 
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Ah, OK< so it really doesn't matter if it was leaked or came out in June. But I agree, this harms republicans. The ads should be so easy, pointing to all the Taliban shit they are passing on state level, now what their hack court has ruled, and the voter suppression. Imagine what they will do if they got the house and senate? That should motivate people to vote

They just want more things to whine and play persecuted about, bunch of assholes they are
 

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Yes? Do you have a question or comment?
You were asking if any states planned to eliminate all abortions.

South Dakota apparently plans to do exactly that. I bolded the relevant bits.
 

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You were asking if any states planned to eliminate all abortions.

South Dakota apparently plans to do exactly that. I bolded the relevant bits.

I’d like to see her plan on how to handle ectopic pregnancies and life of the mother. I’m assuming those will be exceptions.
 

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I’d like to see her plan on how to handle ectopic pregnancies and life of the mother. I’m assuming those will be exceptions.

She said "all" not "all but these".

And if you check with Ohio Republicans, ectopic pregnancies are NOT justification for abortion.

John Becker, for example:


There are better sources for this, but that's the funniest one.
 

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Josh Hawley said that if it turns out a Supreme Court justice leaked the draft of the opinion, he should be impeached. It is great that Senator Hawley, star of the January 6th Insurrection, has his eye on the main problem. Instead of worrying about women's rights, he is worried about who might be sabotaging the Republicans in the 2022 elections! Sabotaging the Republicans would be an impeachable offense for a Supreme Court justice, while acting to aid his wife apparently was not an impeachable offense for Justice Thomas.
 

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The OH thing isn’t in the law.

Yes, but we already know what the right has planned, because crackheads like John Becker and Kristi Noem are here to tell us all about it.
 

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Leaking a draft SCOTUS ruling is worse than January 6th.

These propagandists don't miss the opportunity to push a lie to minimize Jan 6. His whole comment might just have been for that. You saw it clumsily when they said things like 'it was like peaceful tourists', and you see it repeated here. They're trying to erase an attempted coup and protect the perpetrators, especially the perpetrator in chief.
 

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Conservatives are doing a victory lap in light of a recent report that the Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision establishing the constitutional right to abortion, while at the same time seemingly having a complete meltdown about the potential impact of its release.

The bombshell report came late Monday evening, when Politico published a leaked draft of Associate Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's majority opinion, written back in February, rehashing the constitutionality of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which upheld Roe in 1992. According to the outlet, the draft is "a full-throated, unflinching repudiation" of both laws.

"Roe was egregiously wrong from the start," Alito reportedly wrote in his opinion. "We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled."

This week, conservative pundits and politicians immediately praised the controversial draft, which culminates a decades-long campaign by Republicans to roll back reproductive rights all across the nation.

On Monday, Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., a vehement anti-abortion advocate, called the court's alleged draft "a heck of an opinion."

"Voluminously researched, tightly argued, and morally powerful," he tweeted.

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem vowed to call a special session in support the potential decision's rollout.

"If this report is true and Roe v. Wade is overturned, I will immediately call for a special session to save lives and guarantee that every unborn child has a right to life in South Dakota," the governor tweeted.

Other conservatives railed against the leak of draft, arguing that the move impugns the court's apparent nonpartisanship.

"Leaking a draft SCOTUS ruling is worse than January 6th. The Court was the one institution where conservatives and liberals lived in peace and trust," wrote right-wing commentator Mike Cernovich. "You disagreed but the trust was sacred. This completely destroys the Court's inner workings. Totally in shock right now."

"To violate an understanding that has held for the entire modern history of the Court – seeking to place outside political pressure on the Court and the justices themselves – is dangerous, despicable, and damaging," echoed Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah.

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'guarantee that every unborn child has a right to life in South Dakota," the governor tweeted.' .......well at least we know where all the unwanted babies can be sent
 

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Conservatives are doing a victory lap in light of a recent report that the Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision establishing the constitutional right to abortion, while at the same time seemingly having a complete meltdown about the potential impact of its release.

The bombshell report came late Monday evening, when Politico published a leaked draft of Associate Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's majority opinion, written back in February, rehashing the constitutionality of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which upheld Roe in 1992. According to the outlet, the draft is "a full-throated, unflinching repudiation" of both laws.

"Roe was egregiously wrong from the start," Alito reportedly wrote in his opinion. "We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled."

This week, conservative pundits and politicians immediately praised the controversial draft, which culminates a decades-long campaign by Republicans to roll back reproductive rights all across the nation.

On Monday, Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., a vehement anti-abortion advocate, called the court's alleged draft "a heck of an opinion."

"Voluminously researched, tightly argued, and morally powerful," he tweeted.

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem vowed to call a special session in support the potential decision's rollout.

"If this report is true and Roe v. Wade is overturned, I will immediately call for a special session to save lives and guarantee that every unborn child has a right to life in South Dakota," the governor tweeted.

Other conservatives railed against the leak of draft, arguing that the move impugns the court's apparent nonpartisanship.

"Leaking a draft SCOTUS ruling is worse than January 6th. The Court was the one institution where conservatives and liberals lived in peace and trust," wrote right-wing commentator Mike Cernovich. "You disagreed but the trust was sacred. This completely destroys the Court's inner workings. Totally in shock right now."

"To violate an understanding that has held for the entire modern history of the Court – seeking to place outside political pressure on the Court and the justices themselves – is dangerous, despicable, and damaging," echoed Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah.

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Well for SCOTUS to retract a constitutional right is pretty major. I'm sure glad we found out now!
 

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I'm no fan of abortion.. But my problem with the current Republican Party is after that child is born, they want nothing to do with it.. They no longer care if it lives or dies..

No health care, education, food, welfare, nothing... That's not 'pro-life' in my book...
 

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Ah, OK< so it really doesn't matter if it was leaked or came out in June. But I agree, this harms republicans. The ads should be so easy, pointing to all the Taliban shit they are passing on state level, now what their hack court has ruled, and the voter suppression. Imagine what they will do if they got the house and senate? That should motivate people to vote

They just want more things to whine and play persecuted about, bunch of assholes they are
It matters in the sense that they were not done debating and refining their position. What was released was a draft? Republicans have a right to be mad that the process was interfered with.
 

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It matters in the sense that they were not done debating and refining their position. What was released was a draft? Republicans have a right to be mad that the process was interfered with.
What they mad they must let this draft come to term?
 

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'guarantee that every unborn child has a right to life in South Dakota," the governor tweeted.' .......well at least we know where all the unwanted babies can be sent
What about the unborn children that get flushed down the toilet? And what about miscarriage? Will women now be investigated after having a miscarriage?
 

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I'm no fan of abortion.. But my problem with the current Republican Party is after that child is born, they want nothing to do with it.. They no longer care if it lives or dies..

No health care, education, food, welfare, nothing... That's not 'pro-life' in my book...
It's about control. Nothing more.
 

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Conservatives are doing a victory lap in light of a recent report that the Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision establishing the constitutional right to abortion, while at the same time seemingly having a complete meltdown about the potential impact of its release.

The bombshell report came late Monday evening, when Politico published a leaked draft of Associate Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's majority opinion, written back in February, rehashing the constitutionality of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which upheld Roe in 1992. According to the outlet, the draft is "a full-throated, unflinching repudiation" of both laws.

"Roe was egregiously wrong from the start," Alito reportedly wrote in his opinion. "We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled."

This week, conservative pundits and politicians immediately praised the controversial draft, which culminates a decades-long campaign by Republicans to roll back reproductive rights all across the nation.

On Monday, Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., a vehement anti-abortion advocate, called the court's alleged draft "a heck of an opinion."

"Voluminously researched, tightly argued, and morally powerful," he tweeted.

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem vowed to call a special session in support the potential decision's rollout.

"If this report is true and Roe v. Wade is overturned, I will immediately call for a special session to save lives and guarantee that every unborn child has a right to life in South Dakota," the governor tweeted.

Other conservatives railed against the leak of draft, arguing that the move impugns the court's apparent nonpartisanship.

"Leaking a draft SCOTUS ruling is worse than January 6th. The Court was the one institution where conservatives and liberals lived in peace and trust," wrote right-wing commentator Mike Cernovich. "You disagreed but the trust was sacred. This completely destroys the Court's inner workings. Totally in shock right now."

"To violate an understanding that has held for the entire modern history of the Court – seeking to place outside political pressure on the Court and the justices themselves – is dangerous, despicable, and damaging," echoed Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah.

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No surprise that Mike Lee and Cervovich are ignorant of the history of the court. Leaks are rare but unless "modern history" started about 1980 or so, hardly unprecedented. Books written in the 2000s after the fact by former clerks have revealed much of the court's inner working. I'll find the links later.

January 6th, however, was unprecedented in the history of the country.
 
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