The leak may be a warning of what’s to come. I think that it should be a woman’s choice. Men should not be making that choice for women.
Professor of philosophy
I’m not sure. The Supreme Court relies on secrecy, and I wish that there was more transparency. I’ve heard different “theories” about the leak. I’ve heard that it was either a conservative or liberal clerk that leaked it. The motive for a liberal clerk would be to get a public response, and the motive for a conservative clerk would be to lock in the extreme language of the opinion.
At first, I thought they had overturned Roe v Wade. I think if it’s actually overturned, there will be a lot more protests. I support protests. The overturning would affect more than half the population. A lot of women may think that they may never need an abortion, but in cases of an ectopic pregnancy, it always ends in abortion or death. It may have been leaked to warn the public, and now that it’s out, the judges can’t change their minds without looking like public opinion swayed their decision.
Graduate English student
Honestly, I don’t know why it was leaked. I didn’t believe it when I first heard about it. It’s a right that shouldn’t be taken away. It’s scary that your rights could be taken away. Even if you don’t anticipate an abortion, someone else may need or want one.
I have no idea why it was leaked. It’s unfair if Roe v Wade is overturned. It’s freedom of choice. I feel bad for the people in the states where it’s illegal. It would be a life-changing thing not having that right.