Cautious Optimism Regarding Unprecedented Leak

A Statement from Center for Arizona Policy President Cathi Herrod, Esq.

It is totally unprecedented and inexcusable for someone to leak a U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion to the press. It is wrong on every level, and I expect swift and serious consequences.

If the draft is authentic, which it appears to be, it is a first draft written by Justice SamuelAlito in February. Since that date, the other justices would have made comments with possible suggestions to the draft opinion. We do not have those additions and should approach any response with caution.

If the opinion holds, there will be reason and time to comment and celebrate, but we must take a wait and see approach to this unprecedented development until there is an actual opinion released by the Court.

If the Court does overturn Roe, it will be a great victory for innocent life and women spared the emotional and physical harms of abortion. Roe made Arizona’s law prohibiting abortion except to save the life of the mother unenforceable. An overturning of Roe should result in that law being enforceable once again. The pro-life movement in this state will be ready to serve women facing unplanned pregnancies and their babies.

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