Many are wondering who leaked the draft document that would see Roe vs Wade overturned by the Supreme Court. Note: this is not the final ruling and things could change before the court makes its final decision, that is expected in two months.
However, many believe the leak was intended to purposefully pressure those justices who may support overturning the 1973 case, that required state governments to provide abortions.
But who released this draft?
There has been speculation and few allegations.
The Daily Wire provides some details:
Two years before the norms of the Supreme Court were violated by the leak of a draft opinion on a major abortion case, the top Senate Democrat threatened conservative justices that “you won’t know what hit you” if they ruled on abortion in ways he did not approve of.“
Inside the walls of this court, the Supreme Court is hearing arguments, as you know, for the first major abortion rights cases since Justice Kavanaugh and Justice Gorsuch came to the bench,” Chuck Schumer said at a pro-abortion rights rally in March 2020, referring to justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.
“I want to tell you Gorsuch, I want to tell you Kavanaugh, you have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions,” the now-Senate Majority Leader shouted while flailing his arms.
Even former Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader questioned legitimacy of Roe vs Wade
Despite the uproar, even former Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader, a prominent pro-abortion advocate, questioned the legitimacy of the Roe vs Wade ruling because of its overreach and impact on state legislatures.
California: Pro-abortion protest turns violent
On a related note, a pro-abortion protest in California, not surprisingly, turned violent. It’s the California way and one of the reasons people are fleeing the state.
The violent protest in California is odd, because even if the Supreme Court draft becomes the final decision, it turns the responsibility for approving abortions over the state governments. The California government has already stated it would approve abortions.
The Blaze explains:
A pro-abortion protest in downtown Los Angeles turned into a violent clash with law enforcement after officers were called to disperse the increasingly disruptive crowds, resulting in the injury of at least one officer Tuesday night.
Fox News reported that the police officers were mostly monitoring the crowd, which started as a smaller gathering of around 30 outside the city’s federal courthouse building. As the night went on, the protest grew increasingly rowdy and disruptive. The crowd grew in size and had more than 250 people flooding Los Angeles’ streets and blocking pedestrian traffic.
As the gathering grew in size, its attendees grew increasingly hostile and began throwing objects at the police officers present. The crowd’s violence prompted the Los Angeles Police Department to issue a citywide tactical alert during the heat of the conflict.