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A majority of Supreme Court justices still want to overturn Roe v. Wade, Politico reported Wednesday, increasing the likelihood of the court’s final opinion will not stray far from the draft opinion the outlet leaked from February that strikes down the landmark ruling and calls it “egregiously wrong.”

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The draft opinion Politico reported last week, which is from February and was written by Justice Samuel Alito, is still so far the only “circulated draft” in the case, the publication reported Wednesday citing anonymous sources.

The court is still waiting on its liberal justices to draft their dissent, Politico reports, and it’s likely the majority’s draft will be updated once they do so that the opinions can reference each other.

After previously reporting that five justices supported overturning Roe when the February opinion was drafted—Justices Clarence Thomas, Brett Kavanaugh, Neil Gorsuch, Amy Coney Barrett and Alito—Politico reported Wednesday none have so far changed their votes.

The Washington Post reported on Saturday that five justices still backed overturning Roe as of last week.

Chief Justice John Roberts, who reportedly does not support overturning Roe entirely, said in a statement last week the draft opinion, while authentic, “does not represent” the court’s final decision or the “final position” of any justice.