Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ remarks about the court’s leaked draft opinion regarding Roe v. Wade. Wade on Friday has renewed focus on his ties on the efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
Thomas, speaking at a conservative conference in Dallas, condemned the leaked opinion that would ultimately overturn the court’s ruling on the landmark decision that has guaranteed abortion-rights to women across the country since 1973.
Should the Supreme Court overturn its decision, it would immediately upend abortion-rights for millions by allowing states to make their own laws regarding reproductive rights. Several Republican-led states already have laws in place that would ban abortion almost immediately if the decision is overturned.
Thomas, who warned that the leak represents a breach of trust in the nation’s highest court, joined justices Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett in the majority opinion.