(FreedomBeacon.com)- During an interview with CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued a dire warning about a recently leaked draft Supreme Court opinion that will overturn prior caselaw finding a constitutionally protected right to an abortion. Clinton described the draft written by Justice Samuel Alito as “dark” and incredibly dangerous.
Politico broke the shocking news Monday evening, providing a copy of the complete draft opinion overturning prior abortion cases such as Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey to uphold a Mississippi abortion law prohibiting most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey were both decided in 1973.
On Tuesday, Chief Justice John Roberts acknowledged that the draft opinion leaked was genuine, but he also stressed that it was not a final version of the ruling. The majority, concurring, and dissenting opinions may all be revised numerous times before they are made public by the Justices of the Supreme Court. Roberts has ordered a probe into the leak, which is now underway.
Within a short period, the contents of the leaked draft stirred up a blaze of debate about what the repeal of Roe might entail for abortion rights in the United States.
Republican presidents appointed six justices, and three were appointed by Democratic administrations, making up the current composition of the Supreme Court. Clinton expressed worries, similar to those expressed by many pro-choice Democrats in recent days, not just about the specific Mississippi case but also about the possibility that other long-standing court decisions would be overturned.
Hillary told O’Donnell that this was dark and “incredibly dangerous.”
Clinton stated that the case was about far more than simply a woman’s right to choose. People should be completely aware of what we’re up against and implored viewers to recognize that the only way out is through the voting box by electing people who will stand up for the rights of every American.
Clinton said that “any American who thinks, ‘I’m not a woman, this doesn’t impact me,’ is wrong. One doesn’t say, ‘I’m not a member of the Black community. This does not affect me.’ ‘This doesn’t bother me since ‘I’m not homosexual.”
The moment you allow this type of extreme power to take hold, there is no telling who they may target next, Clinton concluded.