I knew there would be a lot of fallout from the leaked Roe v. Wade opinion, but I had no idea just how much.
The obvious thing is protests. Both sides of the abortion debate are making their voices heard all across the country. It was expected.
What I hadn’t thought about is how this could affect the upcoming midterm elections. The assumption has been that the Democrats would get a whipping. Now, I’m not so sure.
A Fox News Poll shows that in the Congressional races, Republican candidates have a seven point advantage. That was until the Alito draft opinion was leaked.
Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal says, “Reproductive rights will be on the ballot and women will vote and they will make sure their voices are heard.”
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham sees it differently. “People are gonna vote based on the safety and well being of their family, not a Supreme Court decision.”
President Biden calls overturning Roe v. Wade a “radical decision.” He also says he has not considered the impact of the court’s decision on the midterms.
A poll from the Washington Post and ABC News has some interesting results on abortion. It was conducted last week before the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion.
54 percent of Americans think the Roe decision should be upheld. 28 percent think it should be overturned. 18 percent have no opinion.
Also, 7 in 10 Americans say the decision to have an abortion should be left up to the pregnant person and her doctor.
The poll is heavily partisan too. 75 percent of Democrats say the Supreme Court should uphold Roe. 53 percent of independents feel that way. 44 percent of Republicans say the court should overturn Roe.
A Fox News poll says 63 percent of Americans think Roe v. Wade should stand.
What started all this… that leaked document at the Supreme Court… Chief Justice John Roberts now wants an investigation into who did it.
Our reporter in Washington, Doug Luzader, says it’s a pretty small group that had access to the document. The justices and their clerks.
The question remains why? Why would anyone leak a Supreme Court draft opinion?
If it was to stir up trouble, they did it. In a very big way.
2 thoughts on “The Fallout”
What I’ve been wondering is how were so many protesters there on Friday night when it was announced “by surprise”.
Very good point.