The leaked draft of a Supreme Court decision that would overturn the abortion law is completely inconsistent with what Justices Neil Gorsuch andBrett Kavanak said during their hearings, according to Sen. Susan Collins.

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) attends a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee markup.

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Collins told reporters that her statement speaks for itself, though she noted that she is awaiting the court's official opinion.

In an interview with CNN, Collins said she didn't believe that the Supreme Court would overturn the law.

Collins told the Washington Post that she was told by the Supreme Court justice that the law of abortion wassettled law.

During a speech on the Senate floor, Sen. Lisa Murkowski said she did not think that Judge Kavanaugh would vote to overturn the abortion law.

Chief Justice John Roberts said in a statement that the draft opinion was authentic, but Forbes could not verify it.

A draft opinion that appears to show a majority of the court agreeing to overturn the abortion law was published by Politico. The draft was signed by Justice Samuel Alito and stamped with a message indicating that it was sent to other justices. The draft doesn't show which justices agreed with Alito, but an anonymous source told the website that Amy Coney, Clarence Thomas, Gorsuch, and Kavanaugh were in agreement with Alito's argument.


Schumer said during a speech Tuesday that he will bring a vote to codify the right to an abortion in the Senate. The Women's Health Protection Act was passed by the House in September. The bill needs 60 votes in the Senate to pass, prompting Sen. Bernie sanders to call for the abolition of the filibuster.


McConnell called for an investigation by the Department of Justice and Chief Justice John Roberts after the leak. Kevin McCarthy said in a statement that the leak was a clearly coordinated campaign to intimidate and obstruct the Justices.

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