WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., joined Senator Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and 13 of their Republican colleagues in a resolution celebrating the pro-life movement and its historic victory in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. In the resolution, the senators congratulated the advocates for their courage and commitment to the fight for life.
“In the aftermath of the decision of the Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade, millions of volunteers, nonpartisan organizations, and lawmakers came together with a shared voice to stand up for the rights of the unborn, who are the most vulnerable among us,” the senators wrote. “These supporters of the pro-life movement come from diverse backgrounds, with the shared goal of building a society that celebrates, protects, and cherishes life at all stages…The pro-life movement has worked tirelessly over the last 5 decades to reverse the legally unsound and destructive ruling in Roe v. Wade and to ensure that the human dignity of every person is protected by law, regardless of age, background, or belief.”
The senators also praised the Supreme Court for their recent Dobbs decision and condemned threats and violence that have followed the ruling.
“The decision of the Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization does not ban abortion but instead recognizes that under the constitutional system of the United States, the power and the duty to decide whether to permit or limit abortions lies with the States, not unelected Federal judges…As the late Justice Scalia recognized 3 decades ago in his dissent in Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, 505 U.S. 833 (1992), ‘The permissibility of abortion, and the limitations upon it, are to be resolved like most important questions in our democracy: by citizens trying to persuade one another and then voting.’…The decision of the Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization returns the issue of abortion back to the States, for the people of each State to debate and then vote,” the senators continued.
Wicker and Blackburn were joined by Senators Mike Lee, R-Utah, Bill Hagerty, R-Tenn., James Risch, R-Idaho, Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., Mike Braun, R-Ind., Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, Todd Young, R-Ind., Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Rick Scott, R-Fla., Ted Cruz, R-Texas, John Thune, R-S.D., and Kevin Cramer, R-N.D.
See the full text of the resolution here.