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Simpson Statement on SCOTUS Abortion Ruling

Simpson Statement on SCOTUS Abortion Ruling

Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson released the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization:

“With this historic decision, the Supreme Court affirms the right of the states to protect human life.  This is the correct decision and I’m pleased that the Court has affirmed my longstanding position that Roe v. Wade was incorrectly decided as a political decision and not a legal one.  Dobbs rights that wrong and returns the power to enact pro-life legislation to the people and their elected officials.  There is no constitutional right to an abortion, and I’m relieved the Court has finally recognized that. 

“As we move forward from this victory, we must remain vigilant to reject extreme, anti-life legislation that will surely be introduced in the wake of this decision.  As a member of the House of Representatives, I will continue to guard against legislation that threatens the unborn and will use my voice to spread the pro-life message of hope that is so central to our movement.

“Additionally, we must not tolerate any threats to Supreme Court justices and their families in the coming days.  When individuals choose violence and threats to express their policy disagreements, we are all less safe.”

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