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GOP seeks source of leak, Dems try to secure abortion rights

Clip: 05/06/2022 | 18m 48s

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A leaked draft of a Supreme Court opinion sent shockwaves across the nation this week with revelations that the majority of justices support overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark case that has federally protected a woman’s right to an abortion. Chief Justice John Roberts confirmed the authenticity of the text but said it is not final, while also announcing an investigation into the leak.

Aired: 05/06/22 | Rating: NR

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