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September 26, 2022

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What conservative justices said — and didn’t say — about Roe at their confirmations

By Becky Sullivan|NPR

For decades, nominees to the Supreme Court have had to answer questions about Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling guaranteeing the right to abortion in the U.S., which now appears to be on the brink of being overturned.

That includes the five conservative justices who are reportedly prepared to overturn Roe this summer, according to a draft majority opinion published Monday by Politico.

Now, some of those justices are being accused of lying in their confirmation hearings — including by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who both criticized the draft in a scathing statement late Monday.

“Several of these conservative Justices, who are in no way accountable to the American people, have lied to the U.S. Senate,” the two Democratic leaders wrote, calling the reported decision to overturn Roe “an abomination, one of the worst and most damaging decisions in modern history.” Read more »

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