4 May 2022

US Supreme Court abortion bombshell shocks the nation

From Morning Report, 7:28 am on 4 May 2022

A bombshell leak from the US Supreme Court, which suggests millions could lose their legal right to abortion, has sent shockwaves across the country.

The leaked document, published by Politico, heralds what would be a massive victory for the conservative movement decades in the making.

It suggests the country's top court is looking to overturn the 1973 Roe v Wade decision, which legalised abortion nationwide.

It's expected around half the country's states would move to ban abortion, if the court strikes down the ruling.

Speaking to media earlier, President Joe Biden called on elected officials across the country to fight to protect the right to choose.

Politico senior legal affairs reporter Josh Gerstein broke the story.

He spoke to Morning Report.