Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade published by Politico
In a stunning breach of Supreme Court confidentiality and secrecy, Politico has obtained what it calls a draft of a majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito that would strike down Roe v. Wade.
The draft was circulated in early February, according to Politico. The final opinion has not been released and votes and language can change before opinions are formally released
CNN has not independently confirmed the document's authenticity. Politico says it has authenticated the draft.
According to the draft, the court would overturn Roe v. Wade's holding of a federal constitutional right to an abortion.
The opinion would be the most consequential abortion decision in decades and transform the landscape of women's reproductive health in America.
Chief Justice John Roberts did not want to completely overturn Roe v. Wade,
meaning he would have dissented from part of Alito's draft opinion, sources tell CNN,
That would mean that the five conservative justices that would make up the majority overturning Roe are Alito and Justices Clarence Thomas