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Tri-state Democratic leaders have fierce reactions after Supreme Court draft opinion on Roe v. Wade case is leaked

Here are some of the reactions from Democratic leaders in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York.

News 12 Staff

May 3, 2022, 12:59 PM

Updated 807 days ago


A draft opinion suggests the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide, according to a Politico report released Monday.
The Politico report represents an extremely rare breach of the court’s secretive deliberation process, and on a case of surpassing importance.
The leak jumpstarted the intense political reverberations that the high court’s ultimate decision was expected to have in the midterm election year. Already, politicians on both sides of the aisle were seizing on the report to fundraise and energize their supporters on either side of the hot-button issue.
Below are some of the reactions from Democratic leaders in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York:
In a statement, the New York State Conservative Party said, "The New York State Conservative Party has been arguing for nearly 50 years that Roe v. Wade was a bad legal decision. Today’s news leak — which may or may not stand — hints at a long-awaited victory for those of us who respect the rights of the unborn and who never viewed abortion as Constitutionally protected. We are hopeful that this leaked decision actually comes to pass. It would have a profound impact on how life is valued in every state in the land.”
Statement from New York Assembly Member Colin J. Schmitt:
"It is extremely troubling that someone would leak a draft Supreme Court decision in the middle of the Justices’ deliberations in an attempt to unduly influence the outcome of a case.  While we must await the Court’s final decision, it is unfortunate that New York Democrats have already cast aside the opposition shared by the vast majority of New Yorkers when they legalized late-term abortion up to the moment of birth and allowed non-doctors to perform abortions.  As a State Assemblyman, I voted against this law, while Sean Patrick Maloney celebrated its passage."  

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