Today, 2024 presidential hopeful Mike Pompeo said the end of Roe v. Wade will be a “really glorious thing for the United States.” Pompeo’s response comes after a leaked report that the Supreme Court’s Republican appointees have voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, carrying out the next step in the Republicans’ years-long effort to end the right to abortion.
This is a deeply unpopular decision that is opposed by a majority of voters who do not believe Republican politicians, like Mike Pompeo, should have the final say over whether a person gets an abortion.
Pompeo: “[This] decision that reflected largely what is in that draft would be a glorious thing for the United States of America. It would, in the first instance, be a return to constitutional judging. Right. We have a series of justices returning to our foundational roots, wiping off the books, something that even liberal justices understood made no real sense. They had to defend it because of their own views on abortion. But this is a good piece of judging, a good piece of Constitutional work if it ends the way that this draft appears to be heading.”