Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said Monday that the Supreme Court “isn’t just coming for abortion” after the leak of a first draft majority opinion.
According to The Hill, the New York representative believes that the leaked document indicates the nation’s high court might be ready to overturn abortion rights and a number of others.
According to the infamous AOC, “As we’ve warned, SCOTUS isn’t just coming for abortion — they’re coming for the right to privacy Roe rests on which includes gay marriage + civil rights,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.
“Manchin is blocking Congress codifying Roe. House has seemingly forgotten about Clarence Thomas. These 2 points must change,” the liberal firebrand continued, taking shots at Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
As we’ve warned, SCOTUS isn’t just coming for abortion – they’re coming for the right to privacy Roe rests on, which includes gay marriage + civil rights.
Manchin is blocking Congress codifying Roe. House has seemingly forgotten about Clarence Thomas. These 2 points must change https://t.co/5Isec0osV0
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 3, 2022
“A draft ruling on Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that made abortion a constitutional right nationwide, was leaked by Politico on Monday night,” The Hill reported.
The first draft of the opinion was drafted by Justice Samuel Alito, a conservative who was appointed to the Supreme Court by former President George W. Bush.
AOC retweeted a statement from Slate reporter Mark Joseph Stern who quoted several landmark cases, including Roe v. Wade, Casey v. Planned Parenthood, and Lawrence v. Texas.
“Alito’s draft opinion explicitly criticizes Lawrence v. Texas (legalizing sodomy) and Obergefell v. Hodges (legalizing same-sex marriage),” Joseph wrote. “He says that, like abortion, these decisions protect phony rights that are not ‘deeply rooted in history.’ ”