A leaked Supreme Court Document is causing an uproar within the nation, including here in Guam. The leaked opinion draft in question seeks to overturn the landmark Supreme Court Case Roe v Wade.
PNC’s Don Sulat has the report on this story.
In an interview with the Governor of Guam Lou Leon Guerrero, she states and quote, “Overturning Roe v Wade I think it’s a big event that is going to affect women’s lives and women’s reproductive choices. I fear for us going back into the dark ages. And I fear for the ability of women to get their safe, hygienic, medical abortion.”
“It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives,” says Supreme Court Justice – Samuel Alito – in a leaked Supreme Court draft.
The 98-page document was made public, by the publication “Politico” earlier this week.
The opinion, made by Justice Alito, stressed that Roe’s argument in “Roe v Wade” and “Roe v Casey” was shaky. Stating, “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences.”
The opinion piece has stirred reactions from both sides of the aisle. 54 Democratic states, including Guam, issued a letter voicing their distaste over the opinion.
Stating, “We are heartbroken – but not surprised – to see the draft opinion of the United States Supreme Court indicating it intends to overturn a half-century constitutional jurisprudence in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.”
Moreover, the US Supreme Court has confirmed that the leaked draft is authentic, it “does not represent a decision by the Court or the final position of any member on the issues in the case.”
Furthermore, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. has also gone on record regarding the leak saying, “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 work of the Court will not be affected in any way.”
Reporting for PNC News
I’m Don Sulat