(FreedomWire.org) – After the leak of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s majority abortion opinion, Republican Rep. Jim Jordan blasted the “radical nature” of the Democratic Party’s reaction to the leak of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion in a landmark case that could overturn Roe V. Wade.
“I think one of the key things we have to do as Republicans, as conservatives, people who are pro-life and support the decision is, we have to point out the radical nature on this debate is the Left. It’s Chuck Schumer and all these Democrats who think you should be able to take the life of an unborn child all the way up until right when they’re about ready to be born,” Jordan told Jimmy Failla in an interview with Fox Across America.
“That is their position. And they always say, ‘these radical conservative Republicans in the Supreme Court’. It’s the Democrats who have the radical position. It was Ralph Northam who said the crazy things he said as governor of Virginia about unborn children and children just born, what they were contemplating doing to kids, to human beings. That’s what we’ve got to be willing to point out when we debate folks, if this plays out over the next several months,” he added.
Politico first obtained a draft of conservative Justice Samuel Alito’s majority decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a controversial Mississippi case which could effectively overturn Roe v. Wade and almost 50 years of legal precedent guaranteeing a woman’s right to an abortion.
According to the document, Justices Clarence Thomas, Amy Coney Barrett, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and possibly Chief Justice John Roberts support Justice Alito’s decision.
Should the court vote to overturn the current precedents, abortions would be left for the states to decide.
“We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled,” Justice Alito wrote in the opinion. “It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”
Alito also noted that 30 states had active bans on abortion throughout pregnancy at the time Roe was decided and Americans still hold “sharply conflicting views” on the subject.
“Some believe fervently that a human person comes into being at conception and that abortion ends an innocent life. Others feel just as strongly that any regulation of abortion invades a woman’s right to control her own body and prevents women from achieving full equality. Still others in a third group think that abortion should be allowed under some but not all circumstances, and those within this group hold a variety of views about the particular restrictions that should be imposed,” Alito wrote.
Shortly after the opinion was leaked, thousands of protestors took to the streets in cities across the country to protest what they perceive as the end of Roe.
Hundreds of protestors from both sides of the abortion debate gathered in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., in the days Politico published Justice Samuel Alito’s opinion draft.
According to reporter Alejandro Alvarez, the pro-choice crowd in Washington far outnumbered the pro-life crowd.