On Monday, Politico broke the story of a leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion that had by a 5-4 margin the termination of Roe v. Wade which has legalized abortion over the past 49 years.

“We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled,” wrote Justice Samuel Alito. “It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives. Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences. And far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue, Roe and Casey have enflamed debate and deepened division.”

Brian A. Howey is publisher of Howey Politics Indiana at www.howeypolitics.com. Find him on Facebook or Twitter @hwypol.

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