Clinton on possible Roe v. Wade reversal: "You have no idea who they will come for next"

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Hillary Clinton connected dangers if Roe v. Wade is overturned

Hillary Clinton connected dangers if Roe v. Wade is overturned 03:11

Former Democratic statesmanlike nominee Hillary Clinton warned that much could beryllium astatine hazard than conscionable abortion rights if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. 

"This sentiment is dark. It is incredibly unsafe and it is not conscionable astir a woman's close to choose. It is astir overmuch much than that," Clinton told "CBS Evening News" anchor and managing exertion Norah O'Donnell. 

"Any American who says, 'Look, I'm not a woman, this doesn't impact me. I'm not Black, that doesn't impact me. I'm not gay, that doesn't impact me' — erstwhile you let this benignant of utmost powerfulness to instrumentality clasp you person nary thought who they volition travel for next," she said, suggesting the Republican Party's acold close would question to rotation backmost different rights. 

A leaked draught bulk opinion, published by Politico, suggests a bulk of the Supreme Court is acceptable to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 determination establishing the close to an abortion. Chief Justice John Roberts confirmed the authenticity of the draught opinion, but said it was not a last decision. 

"I anticipation radical present are afloat alert of what we're up against, due to the fact that the lone reply is astatine the ballot container to elite radical who volition basal up for each American's rights," Clinton said.

Clinton's nonaccomplishment to Donald Trump successful the 2016 predetermination opened the doorway for President Trump to name 3 justices to the Supreme Court, giving the tribunal a coagulated blimpish majority.

"I warned astir it successful the campaign. I could spot that the antheral I was moving against would virtually bash thing to get the votes of the utmost faction of the Republican Party, who were consenting to wholly upend precedent and contradict women their rights. So I did pass astir it. But you know, it's hard to pass successful the abstract, and I deliberation a batch of radical would say, 'Well, that'll ne'er happen.'" 

Watch Norah O'Donnell's exclusive interrogation with erstwhile Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vital Voices CEO Alyse Nelson astir the archetypal Global Embassy for Women connected the "CBS Evening News" connected Thursday. 

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