Obama Releases Statement On Roe Leak Saying Women Should Have ‘Dignity And Freedom’ To Get Abortions

Obama Releases Statement On Roe Leak Saying Women Should Have ‘Dignity And Freedom’ To Get Abortions


Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama released a statement on Tuesday in response to news that the Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade.

In a draft majority opinion leaked to Politico on Monday night, Justice Samuel Alito writes that “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start” and “we hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled.” According to Politico, the draft is “a full-throated, unflinching repudiation of the 1973 decision which guaranteed federal constitutional protections of abortion rights and a subsequent 1992 decision — Planned Parenthood v. Casey — that largely maintained the right.”

Barack and Michelle Obama released a statement on Tuesday condemning the Supreme Court’s tentative decision.

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“Today, millions of Americans woke up fearing that their essential freedoms under the

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