Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: A Post-Roe America: What’s Next?

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By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International, May 16, 2022

The news regarding the fate of Roe v. Wade is getting more and more promising.

Last week in Spirit and Life, I wrote about the leaked U.S. Supreme Court majority draft opinion, written by Justice Samuel Alito, that appears set to completely reject Roe, the 1973 Supreme Court case that legalized abortion on demand in the United States. I cautioned, however, that the leaked opinion was only a draft, and that it was possible that the situation in the Court could change or had changed since that draft was first circulated in February.

It seems, however, that the situation has not changed. Politico (the same news outlet that originally reported on the leaked decision) reported a few days ago that Justice Alito’s draft majority opinion is the only draft that has circulated in the Court. Furthermore, it appears that none of the conservative justices that voted in favor of repealing Roe have changed their vote. In other words, the Court’s intent to overturn Roe seems – at the moment – to be rock solid. …

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