House Republicans have spent decades advocating for the rights of the most voiceless in America, the unborn.
For far too long, millions of Americans have been denied the ability to decide the abortion laws of their states and in the United States Congress. Today’s Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization empowers the American people to finally be able to make decisions about the most essential of all rights: life.
To highlight the importance of this historic decision, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23), Republican Whip Steve Scalise (LA-01), Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik (NY-21), Ranking Member Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04), Rep. Ann Wagner (MO-02), Rep. Michelle Fischbach (MN-07), Rep. Julia Letlow (LA-05), and Rep. Mayra Flores (TX-34) held a press conference.
In his remarks, Leader McCarthy demanded that the Department of Justice “protect our [Supreme Court] justices, their families, churches, and pro-life pregnancy centers from unprovoked violence,” called out House Democrats for their “extreme policies like taxpayer-funded abortion, on demand, until the point of birth,” and committed to passing a pro-life agenda if Republicans take back the majority in the House.
Remarks as prepared are below or you may watch them here.
“Today’s Supreme Court decision in Dobbs is the most important pro-life ruling in American history.
“By a vote of 6 to 3, the Court affirmed that the power to protect unborn life is ‘returned to the people and their elected representatives’.
“The people have won a victory.
“The right to life has been vindicated.
“The voiceless will finally have a voice.
“This great nation can now live up to its core principle that ALL are CREATED equal. Not BORN equal. CREATED equal.
“Americans celebrate this historic victory because we know it will save the lives of millions of children and give families hope.
“But as encouraging as today’s decision is, our work is far from done.
“America remains one of only 7 countries on Earth that allows elective abortions in the third trimester, including China and North Korea.
“This is radical – but House Democrats continue to support it against the wishes of the American people.
“This Congress, every House Democrat has voted for extreme policies like taxpayer-funded abortion, on demand, until the point of birth.
“But Democrats’ radical agenda does not have Americans’ support.
“To the contrary, Americans reject it – because they remain committed to our values and our principles.
“The Supreme Court was not bullied by a far-left mob.
“Threats of violence against the justices did not win.
“And the truth is, pro-life Americans are not planning a ‘Night of Rage.’
“The reaction to this principled decision by the Court must be peaceful – and the DOJ must step up to protect our justices, their families, churches, and pro-life pregnancy centers from unprovoked violence.
“We live in a country that is based on the dignity of all human life.”