Wednesday, April 10

Lawmakers, politicians react to Supreme Court abortion ruling

Immediately following the Supreme Court’s ruling on Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade, current and former lawmakers reacted to the decision, which denies a Constitutional right to an abortion.

The 6-3 decision had been anticipated since the Supreme Court took the Dobbs v. Jackson case this year. A leak of the decision last month showed a 6-3 decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, which was upheld in the final opinion.

The ruling:Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, eliminating constitutional right to abortion

Here’s what lawmakers are saying about the decision:

Former Vice President Mike Pence

Former Vice President Mike Pence, who is contemplating his own presidential run in 2024, issued a statement within minutes of the ruling and called for ending abortions in all 50 states.

Praising the Supreme Court for returning the issue to the states, Pence said: ”Having been given this second chance for life, we must not rest and must not relent until the sanctity of life is restored to the center of American law in every state in the land.”

He did not offer specific proposals.

Pence rose to political prominence as a social conservative who emphasized abortion. He won elections to the US House, the governor’s mansion in Indiana and the vice presidency.

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