Murkowski Statement on Leaked Draft of Supreme Court Opinion

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) issued the following statement in response to reports of a leaked deliberative Supreme Court draft decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization:

“The leak of an internal and deliberative document from the nation’s highest court is absolutely reprehensible and needs to be condemned in the strongest possible terms. It politicizes the court and erodes the public’s trust in what is supposed to be an independent judiciary, at a time when we desperately need credibility within the courts.

“Roe is still the law of the land, and we must wait to see the final decision when the Supreme Court actually issues one this summer.

“We don’t know what their decision may ultimately say, but if it goes in the direction that this leaked draft has indicated, my legislation with Senator Collins to codify Roe so women's reproductive protections continue, will be more important than ever.”