On Friday, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Republican lawmakers and conservative leaders weighed in on the ruling.
Here are some of their responses:
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.
“But even with America’s pro-abortion legal regime overthrown, our work is far from over. We can and must do more for unborn children and their mothers.”
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas
“The Supreme Court decision in the Dobbs case reversing Roe v. Wade is nothing short of a huge victory for life, and it will save the lives of millions of innocent babies. The decision overturns one of the most egregious departures from the Constitution and legal precedent the United States has ever seen and one that has resulted in the deaths of 63 million American children.”
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Former Vice President Mike Pence
“Today, life has won. By overthrowing Roe v. Wade, the United States Supreme Court has given the American people a new beginning for life, and I commend the majority judges for the courage of their convictions.”
Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America
“Today, by modern scholarship and the overwhelming public consensus, the Supreme Court recognized the truth in every mother’s heart, and those pro-life advocates have always argued: unborn children are human beings deserving of protection. Every legislature in the country, state, and congress is now free to put the will of the people into law through our elected representatives.”
Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.
“Despite false claims from the left, this decision will not ban abortion. Instead, it gives the decision back to the states and gives state legislators more flexibility to make policy through the democratic process.”
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“It is unacceptable that a draft of advice was leaked in advance and that the person responsible was not caught. The leaker has endangered the safety of our judges, and threats of violence by the radical militant mob are unacceptable. We appreciate the brave law enforcement officers working overtime to protect our judges and their families.”
Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La.
“Since the Roe v. Wade ruling in 1973, 63 million lives have been lost to legalized abortion. For nearly 50 years, pro-lifers have marched peacefully, prayed, and waged legal and political battles, all aimed at reversing a decision that should never have been made.
“As envisioned by our Founding Fathers, everyone is entitled to these inalienable rights: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The Supreme Court has finally rectified the mistake that is Roe v. Wade, and we are now closer to restoring the vision of the life of our Founding Fathers.”
Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss.
“The decision does not prohibit abortion, as some abortion advocates claim. But it’s an important departure from Roe in that the people, through their elected leaders, will guide how each state approaches abortion, rather than a national policy set by unelected judges. As we move forward as a nation, I believe that more attention should be paid to pregnant women’s and their babies needs.
“I am very proud that Mississippi played a leading role in overthrowing Roe v. Wade. I will continue to pray for God’s guidance on the Supreme Court and all policymakers who will now address the abortion issue across the country.”
Carrie Severino, President of Judicial Crisis Network
“ROE IS GONE. AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST. The Court met the moment and made history by correcting the most egregious judicial distortion of the Constitution in living memory. Finally, a matter that the Court had taken from the people has now been returned to them. No more false history. No more pompous sermons on the ‘legitimacy’ of the Court instead of admitting a mistake. No more illegible, half-baked ‘unnecessary burden’ standard. Stop pretending that the unborn have no rights to protect people.”
Ryan T. Anderson, President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center
“Today’s ruling is the culmination of decades of public advocacy, unannounced acts of love and mercy, and persistent prayers for justice for the unborn and their mothers. It will be remembered and celebrated as one of the most important days in the history of this country – a day when half a century ago, we began to right the wrongs done by the Court in Roe v. Wade.
Ed Whelan, Ethics and Public Policy Center distinguished senior fellow.
“Today’s decision is a tribute to the conservative legal movement. Justice [Samuel] Alito and the other four members of the majority – Justice [Clarence] Thomas, [Neil] Gorsuch, [Brett] Kavanaugh, and [Amy Coney] Barrett deserve genuine praise for their loyalty to the Constitution and their bravery. The majority view is a masterly rejection of Roe and Casey’s lawlessness and a reaffirmation of the fundamental principles of our Constitution.”
Steven Mosley, President of Project 21
“An unborn child now has a fighting chance in life. This is a great day of joy – especially for us in the black community, as abortion is the number one killer of black Americans,” “As stated in the Declaration of Independence, we have the right to life. Today those words sound more true to the unborn.”
“We must now abolish the racist baby store known as Planned Parenthood and use that funding to support life-affirming pregnancy centers.”
LifeNews Note: This article originally appeared on Daily Signal.