Rep. Roy’s statement on the Supreme Court’s ‘Dobbs’ decision

WASHINGTON — Rep. Chip Roy (TX-21) issued the following statement Friday following the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson:

Today’s decision by the United States Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson rightly restores to the American people their ability to defend the God-given right to life. Thanks be to God. 

Roe was a legal and moral failure; it was a failure that has been tearing apart the fabric of our nation and the lives of Americans for half a century; a failure that runs counter to both Constitutional and natural law; and a failure that directly enabled the deaths of some 60 million innocent Americans of all colors, races, backgrounds, and both sexes. 

The Court today places Roe in its rightful place in history: the ash heap. 

A mother’s impulse to consider abortion is rooted in fear that for too long has been exploited for political ends. Let us resolve to move past political rhetoric. Let us unite as Americans to celebrate, promote, and protect the lives of both the mother and the child. Let us endeavor to make it as easy, healthy, and hopeful as possible to choose life. 

Most of all, take time today to thank the Almighty for the gift of life.

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