‘This fight will continue’: Queens advocates, lawmakers condemn Supreme Court’s leaked ruling to overturn abortion rights


Queens politicians and local advocates for women’s health care and reproductive rights are speaking out against the U.S. Supreme Court’s leaked draft opinion to strike down Roe v. Wade, a landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision that federally guaranteed the constitutional right to abortion services. 

The leaked draft of the upcoming Supreme Court’s opinion was first reported by Politico. The drafted opinion, authored by Justice Samuel Alito, shows that the court plans to overturn the 50-year precedent after deciding on a Mississippi case that bans abortions after 15 weeks. Based on the leaked documents, Republican-appointed Justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett are expected to be in the majority along with Alito.