Richmond, Virginia (WRIC) —Virginia Senator Mark Warner said the U.S. Supreme Court has since entered a “cultural war.” Leakage of draft majority opinion It overturns the Roe v. Wade case and raises concerns about other rights that could be rolled back other than abortion.
Warner and US Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) Both opposed the leak of the draft on Wednesday, but said Republican anger at the disclosure was misguided.
“It is a mistake to leak the Supreme Court’s decision to civil servants, and it is appropriate for the court to investigate and bring this unprecedented leak to anyone,” Warner said in a media call. I think. ” “But I think it’s a bit strange that many of my colleagues here aren’t talking about the enormous substance of what this decision means.”
The first draft leaked is not final opinion, but the court seems ready to dismiss Roe and allow the state to decide on the right to abortion. A draft written by Judge Samuel Alito claims that “Raw was terribly wrong from the beginning.”
Two Virginia senators and a few others pointed out the wording of the draft, expressing concern about other privacy-related rights that could be vulnerable. Advocates have expressed concern about the spillover effect of the court’s decision on the LGBTQ community.
In a draft published in Politico’s report, Arito strongly stated that myriad rights (rights protected by the US Constitution but not explicitly mentioned in the document) were “rooted in national history and tradition.” There must be a standard that claims that abortion is not met.
“My fear is that this woman’s choice may be the first step, as the Supreme Court first stepped into these cultural wars,” Warner said Wednesday.
“The scope of Arito’s opinion is so broad that it not only deals with abortions, but is much farther away,” Kane said in his own media call Wednesday.
Warner added that the arguments presented in Arito’s draft opinion could lead to the purchase and use of contraceptives, equality of marriage, and restrictions on homosexual rights.
“It’s very annoying and very annoying,” Kaine added. “I expect the court to reach their sense of the return of the Constitutional Watch.”
Both Kaine and Warner were convinced that the US Senate would vote for federal law to enshrine the right to abortion, including women’s health protection law. However, both acknowledged the long probability of winning 60 votes to overcome the Republican filibuster.
“If we predict how we will get 60 votes, under the current Senate, I think it will be a difficult path to be fooled by the Senate,” Warner said.
Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine have expressed their own concerns about the rollback of abortion rights, while Republicans and Senator Joe Manchin (DW.Va.) Have expressed women’s health protection legislation. I voted against.
“We didn’t get enough votes in February,” Kaine said of the Women’s Health Protection Act. “But it looked a bit abstract, so maybe for some people. It’s not abstract now.”
Despite the long odds, Warner and Kane said they would support all efforts, including voting for a statement in support of the right to abortion. Warner also added that people would be able to see how Senators voted prior to the 2022 midterm elections in November.
“For example, the only place we can work to ensure the protection of women’s choices is to change the composition of Parliament and make sure that the composition of the Virginia State Parliament protects those rights.” Warner said on Wednesday.