Congressman Robert Aderholt released the following statement upon the United States Supreme Court’s decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
“Roe v. Wade was decided by appointed judges when I was seven years old, precluding elected legislative bodies from deciding this issue.”
“Therefore, today is a watershed moment in the fight for life. The Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is a landmark in the effort to protect the most vulnerable among us and guarantee their right to life and liberty.”
“Of course, this does not mean the end of abortions in the United States. The decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization only returns the responsibility of protecting the unborn to elected officials, and each state will govern independently on the issue, meaning that the fight for life will continue in many places across the country.”
“As a co-chair for the Congressional Coalition on Adoption, I believe this can be a turning point for Congress to expand our efforts to ensure a safe future for our nation’s children—born and unborn. I hope to see a shift towards adoptive services as an alternative to an abortion.”
“I pray for our nation and that this decision from the Supreme Court begins to bring our country back together as we protect the lives of the unborn.”