In a rare leak from the Supreme Court, potentially unprecedented in modern history, a draft of Justice Samuel Alito’s majority opinion overturning Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey was leaked to the news outlet Politico in an apparent attempt to exert pressure on conservative justices to change their minds.
The 98-page draft, written by Justice Samuel Alito, reveals a sweeping repudiation of almost a half-century of appalling precedent from the Supreme Court.
Justice Alito argues powerfully and persuasively:
“Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences. And far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue, Roe and Casey have enflamed debate and deepened division.
“It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”
These words sum up countless hours of work and prayer from men and women across the nation who, since 1973, have poured themselves into saving the lives of the unborn.
In the Wyoming legislature this year, a special bill called a “Trigger Bill” was passed to return Wyoming laws back to the pre-1973 understanding of a baby’s right to live, regardless of which side of the womb it was on. It overwhelmingly passed and was signed into law.
It’s called a “trigger” bill because it will go into effect (triggered) when Roe v. Wade is overturned, which, as the leak indicates, could happen anytime. The men and women who worked so diligently to pass this bill have ensured that in Wyoming, we value life. I am asking you to reach out to your State Senator and State Representative and say, “Thank you.”
We should also note that these legislators stand on the shoulders of many who went before them, struggling to pass legislation even when no hope appeared in sight. Many of them, already passed on into eternity, may not be here to celebrate the victory, but they stood on principle and voted for what was right, despite the nay-sayers.
At the end of the day, it was you, men and women who “stand firm and take action” – who prayed, worked, voted and endured – who have been the backbone of this victory. The battle isn’t over; it has switched to a different battlefield. Roe v. Wade may be overturned, but that would mean that the decisions simply return to state legislatures across the nation. It is more imperative than ever that we elect Godly men and women to stand.
We will be releasing our candidate scorecard this summer to help you determine who will stand for life, religious freedom, and family values. Please consider supporting us with a gift of any amount as we help you stand for the next generation.