As tension continues building over whether the U.S. Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade in the next four to five weeks, there’s one question many voters are now wondering: Will this bombshell revelation impact the 2022 midterm elections?
Monday night, POLITICO published a leaked draft opinion that showed a majority of the High Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark case enshrining a constitutional right to an abortion. The Virginia-based publication reported that the draft opinion is “a full-throated, unflinching repudiation of the 1973 decision which guaranteed federal constitutional protections of abortion rights and a subsequent 1992 decision—Planned Parenthood v. Casey—that largely maintained the right.”
“Roe was egregiously wrong from the start,” Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the draft opinion, which is not expected to be finalized until the end of May or the beginning of June. Alito went on to argue that individual states should have the right to decide whether abortion should be legal.