Abortion is still legal in the United States. But a leaked draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization shows the Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade and decimate our legal right to abortion. 

The case is a challenge to Mississippi’s unconstitutional abortion ban. The state asked the Court to overturn Roe and according to the draft, at least five Justices are willing to do that. The leaked opinion is outrageous, irresponsible, and shocking–and the unsurprising culmination of a decades-long plan to end our right to abortion. If this draft becomes the final decision of the Court, it will be devastating. The Supreme Court will have taken away a fundamental constitutional right–a right that people have relied on for nearly 50 years. If the Court overturns Roe, half of the states are poised to ban abortion.  An anti-abortion Congress and President could pass a nationwide ban. This would create a legal and constitutional crisis that impacts everyone.