American constitutionalists are on the brink of a victory they have sought for nearly half a century — the Supreme Court overturning 1973’s Roe v. Wade decision imposing legal abortion on the entire country.

In an unprecedented development Monday night, someone inside the Court leaked a draft opinion to Politico before the opinion’s official release. And in fitting fashion, the draft opinion is an earthquake:

The draft opinion is a full-throated, unflinching repudiation of the 1973 decision which guaranteed federal constitutional protections of abortion rights and a subsequent 1992 decision – Planned Parenthood v. Casey – that largely maintained the right. “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start,” [Justice Samuel] Alito writes.

“We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled,” he writes in the document, labeled as the “Opinion of the Court.” “It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.” [Politico]

For decades, America has been ruled by a series of radical 60s and 70s Supreme Court precedents. Some of those decisions, like Roe, invented new rights out of whole cloth. Others, like Griggs v. Duke Power Co., turned the tenets of “wokeness” into legal mandates. None of these rulings had the slightest grounding in the actual text of the Constitution. Many, like decisions endorsing affirmative action, directly contradict the Constitution. For the last fifty years, a majority of the Court’s justices have been Republican appointees, yet these decisions have remained immovable.

Suddenly, all that is up for grabs. And the feminists are going berserk with rage and terror.

Thousands of abortion foes and supporters squared off overnight outside the Supreme Court. Many abortion fans were, to say the least, not taking things well.

Once-somewhat respectable non-profits beclowned themselves as badly as any mentally-imbalanced 20-year-old college activist.

At the New York Times, one reporter warned that a rollback of abortion was equal to the loss of democracy itself, using the Disinfo Industrial Complex trigger phrase “democratic backsliding.”

One Democratic congressman, meanwhile, warned that the loss of Roe made America the equivalent of Viktor Orban’s Hungary (Oh no!). Incidentally, Hungary’s abortion laws have been the same since 1992:

And as they so often do, when the left wasn’t screaming at the sky, they were screaming at each other, pointing fingers.

This rabbi was NOT happy.

But before there is too much gloating, a warning: This ruling is not final. The Court could still cave, reverse course, and deliver a decision reaffirming Roe. Whoever leaked this draft clearly did so with intimidation in mind, and abortion zealots certainly haven’t missed that subtext.

Besides underhanded threats, many Democratic lawmakers and bluechecks also signaled that an imminent reversal of Roe is the prompt that finally justifies irreversible moves like abolishing the filibuster, jurisdiction stripping, and outright packing of the Supreme Court. Abortion, after all, is not merely necessary, but sacred.

John Fetterman’s view, that abortion is a sacred sacrament of our democracy, is commonly shared among liberals. Fetterman is the Democratic frontrunner for a Pennsylvania senate seat, and he’s on record saying there should be no limits on abortion whatsoever. So much for Safe, Rare, and Legal.

Bernie, the aging octogenarian millionaire, blustered.

Many liberals engaged in impotent fantasy.

They’re completely detached from reality and suffering from arrested development. Most appear to live in a world of Harry Potter, Disney, and the Avengers.

The Court yielding to public pressure is a real fear. In 1992’s Planned Parenthood v. Casey decision, Justice Anthony Kennedy initially joined a majority overturning Roe, only to get cold feet, joining a convoluted ruling that slightly curtailed but fundamentally reaffirmed abortion rights. In the days and weeks to come, there will be a fanatical push — by the press, by non-profits, and by “peaceful protesters” — to push the justices into moderating their decision, or altering it completely.

American patriots must hold firm — in public, on the airwaves, and online — against this push to break the Court’s resolve. For decades, globalists and radicals have used a mix of hysterical screaming, threats, and moral imperialism to pressure their foes into surrendering without a fight. This leaked opinion is a test, must like the meltdown over Florida’s sex education law or the panic over Elon Musk buying Twitter. If the justices and conservatives more generally can hold the line, they will discover that the left’s threats are ultimately empty. When the left’s moral authority is denied and emphatically rejected, its power crumbles into nothing except impotent screaming and empty tears. 

Another important note: The ruling, if it holds up, will be the culmination of a half century-long battle by millions of activists to overturn one of the Supreme Court’s most indefensible decisions. But it will also be a triumph and vindication for Donald Trump.

In 2016, many voters were skeptical of Trump, but rallied behind his candidacy after he released his list of potential Supreme Court nominees to replace the deceased Antonin Scalia. In a 2016 exit poll by CNN, twenty-one percent of voters said the Supreme Court was the single most important issue in the election for them, and those voters backed Trump by fifteen points. That support was decisive in a close election, and afterwards Trump delivered for his base in unprecedented fashion. President Reagan and both Bushes promised their supporters judges who would overturn Roe v. Wade, and each of them delivered a Supreme Court pick who flopped when it counted most. President Trump was able to name three justices, and right now, it appears that all three will deliver.

Much to the chagrin of Joe Biden and his lunatic fringe.

Even better, if this ruling holds up, it also justifies optimism on many other issues of importance. Along with abortion, the Court is also addressing affirmative action this term, in the case Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard. If the Court is brave enough to throw out Roe, it may also be brave enough to overturn Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, abolish affirmative action, and once again make America a country where racial discrimination is banned rather than mandated.

On free speech, on transgender propaganda, on woke capital, and now on abortion, Americans are learning that they have the power to ignore and overpower the woke left. As long as their courage does not fail, there is no limit to what can be accomplished.