WASHINGTON, D.C.  Today, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization:
“This historic ruling for life is a day to celebrate, and after we celebrate this victory, pro-life Americans across the country will continue our work in legislative bodies to encourage a culture that protects life. Thanks to decades of hard work from the pro-life movement, Roe v. Wade will no longer hinder the elected leaders of the people from protecting innocent life in America. We owe thanks to Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch and her team for helping bring this long-sought-after victory to fruition. “We know that if Democrats had their way, there would be unlimited abortion on demand, paid for by taxpayers. After the unprecedented leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion in May, Senate Democrats pushed for a vote on a bill that would legalize abortion through all nine months of pregnancy. Despite the efforts from abortion extremists, my Republican colleagues and I are committed to upholding the sanctity of life, protecting the unborn, and putting compassion and care at the center of our legislative efforts to help pregnant women bring more life into this world.“Since the Roe v. Wade ruling in 1973, 63 million lives have been lost due to legalized abortion. For nearly 50 years, pro-lifers have peacefully marched, prayed, and launched legal and political battles all aimed at reversing a decision that never should have been. “As our Founding Fathers envisioned, everyone has a right to these inalienable rights: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The Supreme Court has finally corrected the wrong that is Roe v. Wade and we’re closer now to restoring our Founding Fathers’ vision of life.”