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Wenatchee Right to Life Response to Leak of SCOTUS Opinion on Dobbs v Jackson


WRTL Vision and Mission Statements are as follows:



We envision a thriving community where all human life is respected and protected from conception to natural death.



We promote the intrinsic value of life from conception to natural death through education and peaceful activities.


To this end, I’d like to take a few minutes to respond to the recent “leak” of the draft opinion of the conservative justices of the Supreme Court of the United States. Because there is already so much information (and misinformation) available, I will endeavor to glean what I can from legitimate sources and provide facts and action points that we can take. We should view everything we see and hear with caution and pray for discernment and clarity.


  • Is this leaked document real? Never before in the modern history of the Court has something like this happened. If it is real, it’s from opinions written 2-3 months ago and would be expected to have changes made.

  • The obvious reason for this leak is to drive a wedge even further between the two sides of the issue and to attempt to intimidate those justices through the uproar that would naturally follow something of this magnitude. As we all know, if Roe v Wade is overturned, it is not the end of abortion. The decision would move back to the States (as I believe the founders of our great nation intended). Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has already promised that the state would provide sanctuary for women outside the state seeking abortions and would explore ways to codify abortion rights in the state’s Constitution.

  • Pro-abortion groups have new ammunition in their fight to keep abortion legal anytime for any reason. The rhetoric is intense:

Alexis McGill Johnson, CEO of Planned Parenthood said, “Let's be clear: Abortion is legal. It is still your right. This leaked opinion is horrifying and unprecedented. It confirms our worst fears: that the Supreme Court is prepared to end the constitutional right to abortion by overturning Roe v. Wade.


While we have seen the writing on the wall for decades, it is no less devastating and comes just as anti-abortion rights groups unveil their ultimate plan to ban abortion nationwide. Understand that Planned Parenthood and our partners have been preparing for every possible outcome in this case and are built for the fight. Planned Parenthood health centers remain open, abortion is currently still legal, and we will continue to fight like hell to protect the right to access safe, legal abortion.”


President Joe Biden bemoans the opinion, "The idea that we're going to make a judgment that is going to say that no one can make the judgment to choose to abort a child, based on a decision by the Supreme Court, I think goes way overboard," he said. It appears to be lost on so many that the original decision by the Supreme Court, which resulted in over 63,000,000 innocent children being killed, was “way overboard” from its inception!


Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi issued a joint statement saying in part, "If the report is accurate, the Supreme Court is poised to inflict the greatest restriction of rights in the past fifty years -- not just on women but on all Americans."


The pro-choice side is running scared. Now more than ever we need to take an even stronger stand for ALL life, from conception to natural death.


I would encourage you to do your research and be prepared to defend your position. Check out the following websites:

  • Human Life Alliance 

  • Family Policy Institute of Washington

  • Human Life of Washington

  • Family Research Council

  • Pro-Life Action League

  • National Right to Life


Please contact me for more information on The Vigil Continues, Sidewalk Advocates for Life, 40 Days for Life, as well as other education and outreach activities sponsored by Wenatchee Right to Life.



Janet Searles

Chairman, Wenatchee Right to Life

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