A draft opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito leaked on May 2, 2022. Justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett reportedly all voted in agreement.
The decision to overturn Roe stems from a Mississippi case challenging the state’s law that would ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization has yet to be decided—however, this leaked opinion is an unprecedented window into the majority court’s thoughts.
Despite Roe being the floor, not the ceiling, and much of the South already in a post-Roe environment, a negative outcome upholding Mississippi’s ban—or throwing out Roe entirely—would throw huge swaths of the country into abortion deserts.
If you're with us—ready to march, rally, volunteer, vote, and loudly demand abortion for all—add your name today.