Jill Biden Says Supreme Court Draft Leak Shows Elections Matter

(Fwrd Axis) — First Lady Jill Biden said the draft decision leaked from the U.S. Supreme Court proves how much elections matter in an exclusive interview with MSNBC.

Speaking to MSNBC’s Symone Sanders in an interview to air in full on Saturday, Jill Biden described how she and President Joe Biden had received a call about the leak.

“It shocking it was when we heard the news,” she said. “I am old enough that I can remember when Roe v. Wade passed.”

Biden’s interview will air in full on Saturday as Sanders debuts her new show “Symone”.

She added while presidents can nominate judges for a seat on the bench at the high court, more will have to be done if Roe v. Wade is overturned.

“If that goes to the state level, our state legislators will matter,” she said. “People have to get involved.”

The interview comes amid protests around the country that are growing with each passing day. U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts on Thursday called the leak “absolutely appalling”, which is a truly stunning breach of Supreme Court confidentiality.

The leak showed justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, Samuel Alito, and Amy Coney Barrett all side with Mississippi in its case challenging the 1973 ruling.

The case in question is Dobbs v. Jackson, which has a concern about Mississippi’s 15-week ban on abortion. A final opinion in the case is expected later this Spring or early summer.

According to the draft, the court would overturn Roe v. Wade’s holding of a federal constitutional right to an abortion. If the court does decide to vote to overturn the holding, it would prove to be the most consequential abortion decision in over 20 years, leading to questions regarding women’s reproductive health in America.

On Thursday, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont signed into law a bill protecting abortion providers and out-of-state patients.

“That’s not going to happen in the state of Connecticut, not as long as I’m here,” Lamont said in a statement. “No politicians are going to get between you and your doctor. You make the choice.”

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