Today MCCL issued the following statement in response to a leaked draft opinion in the U.S. Supreme Court's Dobbs v. Jackson abortion case:
Despite what some have said, the leaked opinion in the Dobbs v. Jackson case is only a draft and not an actual ruling of the Supreme Court. Nevertheless, we are very hopeful that, when the Court does hand down its official decision, it will overturn Roe v. Wade and allow states the freedom to protect the human rights of unborn children.
Overturning Roe would be a huge step in the right direction—one that so many of us have dedicated so much time and effort to achieving. But make no mistake: There are many more steps to take. In Minnesota, a 1995 state court ruling called Doe v. Gomez would continue to require abortion-on-demand even if Roe v. Wade is overturned. The pro-life community in Minnesota will keep working—harder than ever—to protect unborn children and support their mothers.