Hailey Pugh

Nursing student

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.

Carlos Mariscol

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.

Rachel Jackson

Photography student

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.

Caroline Dickens

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.

Joey Rivera

Biology student

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.

David Robert

David Robert is the photo editor of the Reno News & Review. In his first stint as the RN&R’s photo editor, he won multiple Nevada Press Association and Association of Alternative Newsmedia awards...

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  1. This is just one more result ultimately stemming from our archaic Electoral College system. A president who lost the popular vote in both his elections still managed to upset the balance of the court by choosing THREE new justices, aided and abetted by a Republican-controlled Senate. Going forward, we’ll know that a Supreme Court nominee’s statement that “I consider such-and-such to be settled law” is merely synonymous with “please confirm me” and not to be taken at face value. Another shoe may eventually drop on other issues considered to be settled law, considering the line of reasoning by Alito in the draft opinion.

  2. It certainly right that the tiny minority that makes up the UNR Campus should have their opinion sampled and it is no surprise what that opinion is.
    Prehaps sometime you could sample some of 200,000 to 300,00 church goers in Northern Nevada and get a feel of what they might think of roe vs Wade
    It is good that you should sample public opinion, prehaps next time you could be a little more public
    thank you for your fine publication

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