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(LifeSiteNews) – The unprecedented leaked draft of the Supreme Court majority opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade has elicited a range of reactions from conservatives who welcome the long-awaited pro-life victory.  

Some took to social media to address the fact that a Supreme Court document had been leaked, in one of the first times in U.S. history that this has happened. Matt Walsh called it “an attempt to completely upend and delegitimize the rule of law, incite violence and chaos, and potentially plunge the nation into civil war.” 

Others were cautious of putting too much trust in a leaked document that does not carry legal weight until actually published by the Supreme Court. Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch tweeted: “We will let the Supreme Court speak for itself and wait for the Court’s official opinion.”

Some drew attention to the different reactions of men to Roe potentially being overturned, highlighting their responsibility in caring for the children they bring into the world. 

Ryan Bomberger, pro-life advocate from the Radiance Foundation, celebrated the announcement as a “historic” victory for the pro-life movement. 

Some took the occasion to speak to underlying abortion arguments, pointing out the contradictions of the left with their “my body, my choice” approach to abortion and the overt denial of this when it came to COVID vaccination. 

Hitting the nail on the head, Allie Beth Stuckey brought up the fundamental issue at stake for pro-life advocates in the fight to overturn Roe: the brutal killing of unborn babies. 

The Susan B. Anthony List also published a statement in which it “wholeheartedly applaud[ed]” the upcoming decision. Recognizing the need for continued work “to meet the needs of these women and their families,” President Marjorie Dannenfelser said, 

If the draft opinion made public tonight is the final opinion of the court, we wholeheartedly applaud the decision. The American people have the right to act through their elected officials to debate and enact laws that protect unborn children and honor women. If Roe is indeed overturned, our job will be to build consensus for the strongest protections possible for unborn children and women in every legislature. 

We also recognize the need for the pro-life movement to continue its existing work to support pregnant women and children in need. There are thousands of pro-life pregnancy centers and maternity homes nationwide and an ever-growing pro-life safety net. The pro-life movement will continue to grow to meet the needs of these women and their families, walking and planning with them to love and serve both mother and child.