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hello. thank you for joining us. i'm anna ka prer bra new york. a shift in american society as potentially on the way. protesters are starting to gather across the country. and the supreme court has now launched an investigation after a leaked supreme court draft opinion shows the high court is poised to strike down roe v. wade. a landmark ruling that legalized
abortion nationwide in 1973. last hour president biden slammed the draft opinion. >> it concerns me a great deal that we're going to after 50 years decide a woman does not have a right to choose. if this decision holds, it's a radical decision. it's a fundamental shift in american jurisprudence. >> this draft majority opinion was obtained by politico. the court's public affairs office confirmed it is awe thntic. it was penned by justice samuel al alito. he writes roe must be overruled. this is a draft. an official ruling is likely weeks ago. if it holds, nearly a half century of subtle law would vanish. near half the country. 13 states have so-called trig laws that would take effect banning most abortions. jessica snyder is live outside
the supreme court. let me start with jessica. chief justice roberts was quick to report. >> reporter: we rarely see these statements from the chief justice. the last time was way back in 2018. the chief justice today issuing a statement defending the integrity of the court and calling this a singular yet egregious breach of trust. he pushed back on critics of the court saying to the extent the betrayal of the confidences of the court was intended to undermine the integrity of our operations, it will not succeed. so the chief justice really trying to speak to the american public, trying to tell them that this court is still trustworthy. the court has acknowledged that this draft opinion is, in fact, authentic, but noting this is not a final decision. and we've noted that justices can change their mind until the
final minute when the opinions are released. the chief justice saying here that he will task the marshall of the court with investigating the source of the leak here. but really in this statement, trying to calm the american public, but, of course, this is -- this would be a momentous and extraordinary decision if this is ultimately the way the court goes based on this draft opinion 5-4 overruling roe v. wade. >> you point out things could change before the official opinion is delivered. what are the chances that this is more or less what the final decision will look like? >> the chances are high at this point. what's notable about the political reporting is that they said their sources tell them as recently as this week, justice alito still had four fellow conservative leaning members of the court with him. meaning he still had a 5-4 majority to write this far-reaching wide-ranging
opinion overruling roe v. wade. who knows if this leak may change that? the wave of sentiment we've seen outside the court all over the country, the outspoken nature of lawmakers, governors, but what we do know is a cascade of laws restricting abortion or banning it outright, that is already started to ripple throughout the country. we've seen it happening first and foremost in oklahoma. we're seeing it in states like florida, arizona, all of these states already moving to restrict and/or ban abortion, and no doubt, they'll have even more impetus to do so with this draft opinion now out there. >> and kaitlyn, the president is calling on congress to take action. what are the democrats' options at this point, and how far is the white house willing to go on this issue? >> he's not just calling on congress. he's also calling on voters to put more abortion rights supporters in office. saying that that is a way to make sure that if the justices do ultimately overturn this and
this does -- this draft opinion that was leaked overnight does become the final opinion that is issued by the supreme court, then they could have lawmakers on capitol hill who could codify roe v. wade into law and not have to worry about what the supreme court justices do. of course, that is a concern for november when the midterm elections are here. the president says he hasn't thought through the implications of this or what it could do for democrats in the midterms. right now the conventional political wisdom is that republicans are going to do very well in the midterms and take back the house, and so one other option that has been talked about and that you saw senators like elizabeth warren and bernie sanders calling for overnight is to get rid of the filibuster. get rid of the 60 vote threshold that requires that many votes in order to pass a law, and instead, changing the filibuster. but when biden was asked earlier about this which he did not mention in the written statement he had earlier, he said he wasn't prepared to make a judgment on that yet. >> reporter: do away with the
filibuster to codify ro sne. >> i'm not prepared to make those judgments now. about that. but i think the codification of roe makes a lot of sense. >> reporter: so he says it makes sense but says he's not prepared to call for the fill bust tore change because of that. we know senator manchin and cinema don't support changing that. it's not just the president's opinion that matters. it's their vote that matters as well. we should note that in his statement the president said he has called on his own staff to come up with possibilities, options to have in case this is the ultimate ruling that you get from the supreme court. >> okay. kaitlyn collins standing by in alabama ahead of remarks from the president who is going to talk about ukraine and weapons being sent there from the u.s. h. but thank you for the update as the president is facing more and more questions regarding the leaked draft opinion. thank you jessica. for more on this, let's bring in
constitutional law professor, gloria browne-marshall. she's the author of "she took justice". also with us gloria borger and joan biskupik. gloria to you first. i want to read a part of this that stood out. the conclusion is a right to an abortion is not deeply rooted in the nation's history and traditions. what is your reaction to that line? >> there are many rights that we enjoy today that are not deeply rooted in the country's history and traditions. for example, racial justice is not deeply rooted in the country's history and traditions. and so equality for women is not deeply rooted. the word privacy is not in the constitution. and so when we talk about our privacy rights, we're talking about rights that are created. court created based on how the
u.s. supreme court has interpreted provisions. like the 14th amendment, the 4th amendment and other rights within the constitution. and so for justice alito in this draft opinion to pick and choose what parts of the constitution actually support the rights that we have today is to be disingenuous. because we know that this is an activist court, that they were created based on not just generationally what they wanted to do in overturning roe, but also created from the list that donald trump used to pick the newer three justices. and so this idea that they're going to come together and decide that there is no abortion right in the constitution means they would have to look at so many rights we enjoy today and say if they're not explicitly stated in the constitution, then we shouldn't have them. >> joan, again, this is a draft. and the official opinion may not come for several weeks, likely june. so what does a leak like this tell you?
this is extremely rare. right? >> it is so rare. to have an opinion come out at this stage of the negotiations is essentially unheard of. sometimes we'll know where things are headed toward the last week of deliberations, especially in late june. we might pick up some intelligence, but to have a document like this at this stage is stunning. so it's quite remarkable, and i think it's actually quite disruptive. you've seen how disruptive it is in america right now. you know, the protests out in front of the supreme court. people are presuming this is for real. but the truth is that there are several more weeks of negotiations. those five votes could hold. it could end up being a strongly worded as sam alito has written at this point since the court has vouched for its authenticity, but my mantra about the supreme court is often it ain't over until it's over. but with this becoming so public, it makes it harder, i
think, for the justices to do in negotiations, and i know the chief justice did not want to go as far as these five justices to his right were. he did not want to try to overturn roe. one last thing i want to mention is this court is already so bitterly divided, and we've already seen recriminations and finger pointing breakthrough that i think that there will be a blame game coming up soon at the court as they try to get to the bottom of it. and they may never get to the bottom of it. we don't know if this was something that was sinister. if someone was trying to influence the negotiations by making it public. or it could be somebody who left a briefcase on the train. you know? you just don't know how this came about. >> but the truth here is that there's so much secrecy involved in what happens inside the supreme court and in the leadup to then releasing their opinions, this concept of the
supreme court having secrecy on the level of like the cia is kind of intriguing to me. why not more transparency to allow for public accountability? >> there are so many ways they could be more transparent and inspire more confidence. leaking -- i don't know how it was leaked, but disclosure of an opinion at this stage is not a way to inspire confidence. but they could -- they have all sorts of problems with lack of transparency as you noted in terms of conflicts of interest, in terms of orders that often come out late at night with no explanation that are almost as big as a ruling on the merits. so this court is deliberately secretive. and then to have something like this happen just fly so much in the face of their kind of ultra control of things. they don't like to tell us when they go to make speeches. they don't like to tell us about their health. and as i say, this is such an extreme example, that i don't think anybody in the media would
be pushing for a document that's clearly part of the deliberative process, the internal deliberative process to come out. but it's almost like when they huddle so much and keep so many things from us, that puts a lot of pressure on the institution. and i know as someone who is always trying to get justices and others to talk about things, the secrecy does seem to be a motivator for many of us. >> gloria borger, there's now the question of what comes next. and republican senators, lisa murkowski and susan collins have previously supported legislation to codify roe v. wade. would a renewed push in the senate have any chance of bipartisan support? >> well, susan collins today, in fact, said you know, i think we're going to try to do this again, and maybe we'd have more bipartisan support, but i think she's dreaming. i think she won't have more bipartisan support. the only way to do it is to get
rid of the legislative filibuster which you heard the president say he's not ready to do that, and people are saying look, if you got rid of the legislative filibuster for abortion, then if the republicans were to take control, they're going to use it in the way they want to use it. so why would you do that now? but let me just say that both susan collins and murkowski publicly are saying now that they effectively feel double crossed. and let me just read to you something from susan collins' statement which kind of oozes anger, if you ask me. she said if this leaked draft opinion is the final decision and the reporting is accurate, it would be completely inconsistent with what justice gorsuch and justice kavanaugh said in their hearings, and in their meetings in my office. obviously we don't know each justice's decision and reasoning until the supreme court officially announces its opinion in this case.
but you can see how she feels. and murkowski, you know, said look, this is not the decision or the direction i believe the court was going to take. and then when someone asked her, okay, what do you do with it, she said i haven't processed it yet. that she's kind of trying to figure out how to process what she was told versus what actually happened? >> and based on what you just read, i think it's really important that our viewers are hearing for themselves what was said at those confirmation hearings. so take a listen to what the three justices appointed by former president trump said about roe v. wade during the hearings as well as what'ven justice alito said during his confirmation hearing on this very issue. >> is roe a super precedent? >> how would you design superp superprecedent? i think it indicates roe doesn't fall in that category.
that doesn't mean it should be overruled scholars say, but it does mean it's not a case that everyone has accepted and doesn't call for its overruling. >> as a judge, it is an important precedent of the supreme court. by it, i mean roe v. wade and planned parenthood jer sus casey, reaffirmed many times. casey is precedent on precedent which itself is an important factor. >> a fetus is not a person for purposes of the 14th amendment. and the book explains that. >> do you accept that? >> that's the law of the land. i accept the law of the land, senator, yes. >> there needs to be a special justification for overruling a prior precedent. >> gloria browne-marshall, how do you square what they said then with what we are reading in the draft opinion now? >> politics. i give credit where credit is due. conservatives have been on a now near 50 -year journey to
overturn roe v. wade when it was decided in 1973. and so we see that conservatives think generationally about a number of these issues. and they were hiding in the cut as they say. and waiting for the right moment, and this is the right moment for them to do what it is they had already planned to do. >> well, i appreciate all of you. thanks for the perspective on this huge story. and we'll have much more on the impact of this supreme court leak just ahead. plus we'll take you live to ukraine where russian shelling is complicating a painful effort to evacuate civilians from a battered steel plant in mariupol. and covid cases are up again in the u.s. among both adults and kids. and the nation's biggest city just raised its threat level. what does this mean and what should you do about it? we'll discuss. you're live in the cnn news room. no, no, no. they're both invested... in green energy. and also each other. digital tools so impressive,
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civilians evacuated from a battered steel plant in mariupol are now arriving in zaporizhzhia an area still controlled by ukraine. but even as the evacuations continue, have a look at this. that's video of pro-russian forces firing rockets. again, toward the steel plant in mariupol. even though we're told more than 100 civilians still remain inside. and to the west, in odesa, ukraine says a russian missile strike on a dormitory killed a 14-year-old boy and wounded a 17-year-old girl. ukraine's president zelenskyy says 220 children have been killed since the start of the russian invasion. nic waiten wa-- nick paton wals
is joining us. >> reporter: these are call numbers. the cynicism of managing to get people out is enormous, and days have awaited their arrival. this afternoon finally five buses turned up. we recognized from videos people being pulled out of the rubble under which the basement had been. and the steel plant, a couple of people, olga, 78, she was carrying two plastic bags of her possessions and a head torch around her neck. that's the kind of life they've been living there in pitch black, saying she found the sun still hard to stand after it had been so long since she's seen it. and also to valentina with her six month old son saying how he spent a third of his life in the two months they spent in the basement since the war began talking about how ukrainian
soldiered managed to get them diapers when needed and if they had to heat water for their son, they used a candle to do so. she still said she was terrified of hearing the noise of an aircraft. that's what brought the bombing that shook their world for so many weeks down this. but this first arrival of evacuees is important because it's been engineered by the united nations and the red cross with a lot of high level political discussions to see if it could happen. but there are many still inside the steel plant. in fact, some of the people who came out talked about in their own chamber there were perhaps dozens and maybe many chambers in the cavernous area of that factory. hundreds possibly according to ukrainian officials. the broader hope, though, had been that this use of a u.n. and red cross to get the russians to open up a route might lead to thousands coming out of mariupol in the days ahead. the complexity of just getting these five buses out seem pretty immense. that lowest hopes, i'm sure, for
a broader, wider scale evacuation. still immense joy in the face of those who got out today. >> it is bittersweet, absolutely, to see so few people getting out. but at least those folks made it out. nick paton walsh, thank you. all eyes on the date of may 9th. that's victory day in russia. and u.s. officials and other world leaders are saying putin could use that date, that moment to make one of several big moves. according to u.s. and western officials, putin could formally declare war on ukraine. right now the kremlin is still calling this invasion a special military operation. and putin could also declare the annexation of all or part of eastern ukraine. this is according to an ambassador to europe. the pope says hungary's prime minister informed him that putin intends to officially end the invasion on that day. cedric lleyton joins us now. colonel, come may 9th, which of
the scenarios do you think is most likely? >> that's a really good question, ana. this is getting to putin's moment in history here, but i think that the most likely event would be that he would declare victory. but that does not preclude the possibility of the other elements here, the idea of declaring war, of course, would be quite extraordinary, and it would potentially open things up to a much more broader front, so i think my hope is that he declares an end to things, but on the other side of it, i think we have to be prepared for him to go in the other direction to create a situation where he feels he has to declare war. that opens audioup a bunch of possibilities for him. >> what kind of possibilitys? i think a lot of us look at what's happening and think hasn't he already essentially declared war if it isn't that he's calling it that?
but does it change things on the battlefield if he makes a formal war declaration? >> well, it does in a legal sense, because you're right, when you're being shot at, it's as bad if you're in a declared war or undeclared war, it's a bad situation regardless. and that's clearly what's playing out there. but if he does declare war and gets the russian parliament to declare it, then he can call up the reserves and that means that conscription instead of being a nearly cycle, could potentially be an all-in type situation where every eligible male in russia gets called up to serve in the military. so that would mean that it would be a whole -- that would also create some difficulties, i think logistically for the
russians, but that's kind of their way of war is to provide a mass of troops for a particular situation. in this case the situation, of course, would be ukraine. >> colonel, we have new reporting on the current state of russia's military forces. take a listen to the pentagon spokesperson, john kirby. >> while it's still a lot, he's about 75% or so of the combat power that he once had that he still has. it's not like he hasn't been dep depleted. ten it's not just about the stuff. it's about the skill and the organizational ability, the command in control. the ability to integrate ground and air. the russians have not overcome the challenges they had early on in the war. when they were all going to kyiv, everybody was predicting kyiv was going to fall in a couple days. the russians couldn't get their act together and they are still struggling in the donbas. >> if russia still has 70% of their fire power, how are you
looking at this? >> i think it's still very dangerous in the east for ukraine. i think the russians have significant challenges as admiral kirby mentioned. but this means that the difficulties that they have, they will try to overcome with brute force, and that will create possibilities for the russians to move forward regardless of their lack of capability, lack of command in control and their lack of motivated troops. >> colonel, as always, thank you so much. the leak of the draft decision overturning roe v. wade, throwing a curveball ahead of the first primary races of the midterms. we'll take you live to ohio where a fierce battle is playing out over former president trump's political power. stay with us. [clapping] ♪ we will, we will rock you ♪ ♪ ♪ the new gmc sierra with hands-free driving
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the trail. so one thing we're watching very carefully. the other two candidates we're looking at, one of them josh mandel was campaigning with senator cruise. he jockeyed for the former president's support and did not get it. the other person is former state senator matt doland. here's the only person while not a never trumper, he's the only person in the race who suggested that it's time for republicans to move on from the lies that trump was telling about the 2020 election. so all things that we are watching very carefully here to see how exactly it plays out. >> christen holmes, thanks. we know you'll keep us posted. and president biden today highlighted how critical the midterms are saying in a statement, if the court does overturn roe, it will fall on voters to elect officials in november. joining us is a leader in the house's pro house caucus. congresswoman, thank you for
being here. justice alito wrote in the draft opinion the constitution makes no reference to abortion and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision. your reaction when you first read or heard those words? >> justice alito has essentially said that women will be second class citizens. that this right, this health care necessity will no longer be there. i am furious. i had a hard time sleeping last night, thinking about how are we going to mobilize for this election, because this has to be, and it is on the ballot right now. i also just want to say to all the listeners out there, today in the united states of america, abortion is legal. i want people to know that so that there are people who aren't afraid right now. and everyone has to get ready to
fight back with everything that we can. >> this draft opinion we played earlier seems to contradict what we heard directly from the justices during their con confirmation hearings in the process after they were nominated. in addition, roe v. wade, if you go back and look at who made up the court when that decision came down, it was decided by a court in which six of nine justices were nominated by republican presidents. planned parenthood, eight of nine justices were nominated by republican presidents. and right now the latest polling shows the vast majority of americans don't want roe v. wade overturned. it's not like the current court is reflecting the will of the people today. what does this tell you? is the supreme court broken? >> the supreme court is absolutely broken. and you're right. that the latest three justices went before the american people
and before their confirmation hearings and said yes, it is precedented. it is precedent. and we -- and implying that it should not be overturned. and they lied, and now we have a situation where women will die. you know, i have a button that i carry with me, and i wear from a long time ago that said roe v. wade, wasn't the beginning of women having abortions. it was the end of women dying from abortions. and that's exactly what we're going to see. we're going to see that women will actually perish or -- i just met with an adult gentleman who became an or fan at age seven because his mother who tried to get to new york, the only state that offered abortions, and it was too late. they said that the pregnancy had gone on too long. she died and left two orphans behind her. that's the kind of tragedy we will see in our country n and
beyond that. this is not just a fundamental right. this is really the ultimate right of women to make a decision for themselves. because if you can't decide whether or not you can control your family, you can't control your life. you can't figure out your future. women will not go back. i don't know exactly what it's going to look like, but i'm telling you, it can happen at the polls in this upcoming election right now. >> we are just getting a statement from lisa murkowski, republican senator who says if this draft is accurate, quote, it has rocked my confidence in this court. but mitch mcconnell, the senate minority leader is focusing on the leak itself. he's blaming the far left and added this on the capitol floor earlier today. >> the justices must be able to discuss and deliberate in an environment of total trust and
pri privacy. americans cannot receive a fair trial if politicians, pundits, bullies, and mobs get a say in court. >> congresswoman, your response? >> you know, i don't know who he's talking about. these marginal people who are trying to prevent the court from acting. there were thousands of people, regular people, at the court last night. i mean, the phones have not stopped ringing. people everywhere are reacting to this terrible, terrible prelude for what seems to be a real decision. and as you pointed out, the vast majority of americans, you know, practically all the democrats, three-fourths of independents, and the majority of republicans do not think that roe v. wade should be overturned. so, you know, mitch mcconnell
can say what he wants, but he is not reflecting regular people, the vast majority. this isn't some sort of fringe group. >> congresswoman, thank you for joining us. i appreciate your time and your perspective. we have breaking news now. several blasts heard in lviv, ukraine. we will take you there live next. um, she's eating the rocket. ♪ lunchables! built to be eaten. if your moderate to severe crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis symptoms are stopping you in your tracks... choose stelara® from the start... and move toward relief after the first dose...
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we're back with breaking news out of ukraine. large explosions have just been heard in lviv. that is in western ukraine. not far from poland's border. scott mclain is in lviv for us. scott, fill us in. >> it was about 15 minutes ago or so that we heard a series of explosions from here in central part of lviv. i heard at least three explosions myself. it's possible that there were more that power briefly went out in our building. other people in other parts of the city, our colleagues reported power out briefly there as well. and a few minutes later, you could see smoke rising in the distance from the central part of the city. we know that the explosions were to the southwest and to the east of the city. we are being extremely cautious about showing you the pictures
that we have, because we don't want to give away the location, but remember, lviv has been a place that has been a place of refuge for people taking shelter in other parts of the country, and bombings here have been very rare. i think this is the fourth time that bombs have fallen in or around the city or at least even in the region. in the early weeks of the war, there was bombing near the airport that we went out to. that was sort of the most obvious location that people thought at that time there were a few other places hit since then. the most recent was in the lviv region hitting some strain junction, a train choke point as well as several other places across the country as well. it is not clear at this point what exactly was hit. we are waiting for guidance from government officials. i can tell you the sirens went off here. the air raid sirens went off about an hour or so ago.
usually they go off once to mark the beginning and the second time they signal the end of the air raid alert. we haven't heard the second siren. people often time don't take note of the sirens. there's a park nearby where people have their kids and some stand nearby shelters but nobody feels like there's a lot of danger because, again, there hasn't been that much danger in lviv. again, people call this place a refuge within the country. and so you have to wonder whether this latest bombing will make people think twice. >> right. it just goes to show our suggest that nowhere is safe right now in ukraine. scott mclain, you're in loo vooef. thank you for that update. stay safe. we are starting to see the beginning of a summer surge, perhaps, here in the u.s. cases are rising again. the nation's biggest city, bracing for impact. details are next.
we are following a rise in covid cases right now. look at this. more than half of the u.s. is experiencing a significant uptick in the number of new cases in both adults and children compared to the past week. hospitalizations are also increasing, up 10%. and new york city is seeing nearly 2,500 new cases a day. that's a huge jump since march where the average is about 600 new cases per day. senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen joins us now. is this the beginning of a summer surge?
>> most notably, dr. deborah birx, she says, we are about due. only time will tell if she is correct. let's take a look at the hospitalizations, sort of in context for this year, that hump you see on the left, that was hospitalizations back at the beginning of this year when it was really quite bad. you can see when you look at the tail, all the way to the right, all the way to the current day, it's gone up a tiny bit. there is a not-very-dramatic increase in hospitalizations. will that continue? we don't know. we certainly hope not. all you can do at this point is make sure you're vaccinated, make sure you're boosted so that you're not one of those people who ends up in the hospital. ana? >> and elizabeth, the fda is expected to make some key decisions about vaccines by this summer, right? what are you learning? >> they do. so, the leaders of the fda, including the commissioner of the fda, they wrote an article in the journal of the american medical association, jama, and they said, look, we need to make some important decisions this
summer. we need to have a booster campaign in the fall, and this summer, we need to decide what variants are going to be in that vaccine, what will the composition be? one variant, two, which one, three variants? who knows? who should get it? should it be recommended for everyone or just certain age groups or other groups? and here's a third thing they talked about in this. it is critical that patients and caregivers understand the profound benefit of a booster. ana, i got to tell you, i think that's going to be the hardest part. only about half of eligible americans have gotten a third shot. i think convincing them to get more shots in the fall is going to be a bit of an uphill battle, ana. >> elizabeth cohen, thank you so much. . that does it for us. i'll see you back here tomorrow, same time, same place. until then, find me on twitter, @anacabrera. thank you so much for being here. the the news continues with victor blackwell. immune system, energy ...even skin. so healthier can look a lot likeke...you. cvs. healthierer happens together.
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-- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com hello, i'm victor blackwell. welcome to "cnn newsroom." alisyn is off today. president biden is vowing to protect what he says is a woman's fundamental right to choose. he's now calling on congress to take action to protect that right after the leak of a supreme court draft opinion that would overturn roe v. wade. >> if this decision holds, it's really quite a radical decision. it basically says,