Hillary Clinton joined the leftist chorus sounding alarms this week over the prospect of the Supreme Court overturning the 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade.
The former secretary of state and failed presidential candidate in 2016 told the CBS Evening News on Thursday that the opinion is a “bad omen” not only for women but many other Americans.
Clinton described the draft opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito as “dark” and “incredibly dangerous.” She added that she believes it about much more than “a woman’s right to choose.”
Alito’s draft declares that Roe “must be overruled” and stated that it is now “time to heed the Constitution” by sending the issue of abortion regluation to the states and the “people’s elected representatives.”
Chief Justice John Roberts condemned the unprecedented leak of the draft and has ordered the Supreme Court Marshal to conduct a full investigation. Even though no official ruling has been issued, Democrats and abortion activists have spent the week drumming up their base voters and contributors.
Clinton expressed concerns about the fallout of a ruling against Roe according to the reasoning set out in Alito’s draft. She and others have said that there is now reason to fear that the court could overturn other cases providing legal protection to gay marriage and interracial marriage as examples.
Clinton said no American should say they are not concerned about the case since they are not a woman, black, or gay. She said they should not feel that it doesn’t affect them, because once the “extreme power” takes hold, no one knows “who they will come for next.”
Clinton’s name is being discussed as a possible presidential candidate in the 2024 cycle. She has dismissed speculation in that regard previously, but has said little lately to contradict the rumors.
She told NBC that she hopes people “know what we are up against” and said the “only answer is the ballot box.”
MSNBC Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzenzinski said this week that a decision that overturns Roe v. Wade could be the trigger that motivates Clinton to run yet again.