Local reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that overturns Roe vs Wade

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The U.S. Supreme Court has released an opinion on the case, Dobb’s v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, ruling to overturn historical precedents set by its decision on Roe v. Wade in 1973.

The opinion was 6-3.

Reaction came immediately from Indiana’s Congressional representatives.

“Today is a joyful day and a turning point for the unborn in America. I will be celebrating tonight with my wife Amanda and our three daughters. I’d like to thank the thousands of pro-life advocates, conservative representatives, and voters, who have worked tirelessly for nearly 50 years to overturn the disastrous Roe decision,” said Republican Rep. Jim Banks, who represents northeast Indiana in Washington.

“I am reiterating my call for Governor Holcomb and the Indiana legislatures to convene a special session and pass pro-life legislation. I will be working hard in Congress to build on today’s victory,” he said. “Lastly, I’m astonished by the bravery of the Supreme Court Justices, who upheld their oath to the Constitution and issued an impartial, thorough and correct decision, even in the face of a murder attempt and a coordinated left-wing intimidation campaign condoned by the Biden Department of Justice. I’m praying for their safety.”

Democratic State Sen. Shelli Yoder is not at all in agreement with the decision.

“The ruling handed down by the Supreme Court today is not a ‘pro-life’ victory as it will be touted by anti-choice activists. In fact, as a result of this ruling, countless women will lose their lives to poverty, to back alley abortionists, to risky pregnancies and to unforgiving, fundamentally invasive public policy. Make no mistake, this decision is not about preserving lives—it is about controlling them,” she said in a prepared statement.

“This decision is part of a larger, hyper-conservative movement to erode privacy rights and to retroactively erase decades of civil rights progress. This ruling forces women of all faiths, races and beliefs across America to legally submit to a narrow, remarkably backwards judgment of their bodily autonomy and societal value.”

The ACLU of Indiana said in a prepared statement that they believe most Hoosiers want abortion to be safe and accessible.

“The courts are letting anti-abortion politicians attack our fundamental rights, but they don’t get the final say — we do. The majority of Hoosiers agree that abortion should be safe and accessible, so let’s make our voices heard,” said Jane Henegar, ACLU of Indiana Executive Director. “The ACLU of Indiana will do everything in our power to block any ban in the courts, but we aren’t waiting to take additional action. Now is the time to let Indiana elected officials know that we will not stand by as they take away women’s rights. We are mobilizing people and urging Hoosiers to hold politicians accountable.”

Right To Life Michiana:

In the almost fifty years since Roe v. Wade, over 65 million lives of unborn children have been lost to abortion in the United States, and countless mothers, fathers, and families have suffered from abortion’s sting.

“The Supreme Court’s ruling on Dobb’s v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is a victory for all unborn children, mothers, and loved ones who are at risk of falling victim to legal abortion in our nation,” said Antonio Marchi, Executive Director of Right to Life Michiana, Inc.

This ruling returns power to the States to determine the legality of abortion and to make
decisions on restrictions put in place.

“We urge our Indiana legislators to convene as soon as possible to institute a statewide ban on abortion,” Marchi stated. “Our work is far from over. Depending on where one lives, abortion may soon become restricted or even illegal. Our goal is to make abortion unthinkable, most especially for the sake of women and their unborn children,” he said.

In order to do so, Right to Life Michiana, Inc. is committed to advocating for the support of
women and their unborn children, without turning to abortion. The local community has a
wealth of resources to meet the challenges faced before, during, and after pregnancy.

U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski:

“Our prayers have been answered. By rightfully restoring power to the states, the Supreme Court has affirmed the inalienable right to life. As our mission moves to the states, we will not grow weary in doing good. Our commitment to life will march on. As one of the most pro-life states in the nation, Indiana will lead the way in defending the vulnerable, uplifting women and families, and ensuring every child has the chance to achieve the American Dream. Our enduring commitment to life will prevail.”

U.S. Representative Jim Banks:

“Today is a joyful day and a turning point for the unborn in America. I will be celebrating tonight with my wife Amanda and our three daughters. I’d like to thank the thousands of pro-life advocates, conservative representatives, and voters, who have worked tirelessly for nearly 50 years to overturn the disastrous Roe decision.

I am reiterating my call for Governor Holcomb and the Indiana legislatures to convene a special session and pass pro-life legislation. I will be working hard in Congress to build on today’s victory.

Lastly, I’m astonished by the bravery of the Supreme Court Justices, who upheld their oath to the Constitution and issued an impartial, thorough and correct decision, even in the face of a murder attempt and a coordinated left-wing intimidation campaign condoned by the Biden Department of Justice. I’m praying for their safety.”

U.S. Senator Mike Braun:

“After 50 years, the right to life has finally been returned to the people and their elected representatives. I’m excited to see the states take the lead to protect the unborn, and I look forward to crafting solutions that will defend the unborn and save lives.”

U.S. Senator Todd Young:

“Today is a monumental day for the protection of life in America and a defining moment for our nation. Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided, and the Supreme Court has corrected a historic injustice.

“The American people will now have the opportunity, through their state elected officials, to decide our laws when it comes to protecting life and protecting women. It’s now time to work on solutions that affirm the right to life and support pregnant women and mothers.”

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  1. So when people start burning and vandalizing will they be arrested and held without bond until the justice department gets around to letting them have their day in court

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