NEW YORK (PIX11) — The Supreme Court is poised to overturn the landmark 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade that protects a federal right to abortion, according to a draft majority opinion published Monday evening by Politico.
“These reactionaries disguised as ‘conservatives’ have chosen to radically dismantle a core constitutional right,” Rep. Ritchie Torres tweeted.
The 67-page document is described as an initial draft majority opinion penned by Justice Samuel Alito, a conservative. The draft may have changed since February, when it was purportedly written.
Adams called the draft opinion “potential assault” on a woman’s right to make her own choices about her body.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez cited a portion of the opinion that criticizes another court decision protecting same-sex marriage. She said the opinion shows that the Supreme Court is “coming for the right to privacy Roe rests on, which includes gay marriage [and] civil rights.”
“This is an absolutely disgraceful attack on our fundamental right to choose,” Hochul wrote. “Let me be loud and clear: New York will always guarantee your right to abortion. You have our word.”
Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a similar law in 2019.