Justice Alito Claims Draft Opinion Overturning Roe Was Leaked
A draft of a ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, according to Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, was leaked to the media.
Justice Alito called the leak "stunning" in his description of it.
Alito thinks that someone who disagreed with the choice is responsible for the leak.
The justices apparently discussed the draft opinion, but it was not yet finished.
The disclosure gave rise to rumors that Roe v. Wade would be overturned.
In the forthcoming term, the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a lawsuit over Mississippi's abortion statute.
Abortions are not permitted in Mississippi beyond 15 weeks of pregnancy, which goes against the ruling in Roe v. Wade.
The case and the Supreme Court's impending ruling are being keenly watched by proponents on both sides of the abortion argument.