Guest proud as Supreme Court overturns Roe V. Wade in decision over Mississippi Abortion Law
Published 1:26 pm Friday, June 24, 2022
WASHINGTON DC — Friday morning the United States Supreme Court struck down Roe V. Wade in a 6-3 decision to uphold a Mississippi Abortion Law. Justice John Roberts did not vote to overturn Roe V. Wade but did rule in Mississippi’s favor in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
Justice Samuel Alito issued his final opinion Friday and wrote Roe and Planned Parenthood v. Casey were wrong supreme court decisions and must be overturned.
“We therefore hold that the Constitution does not confer a right to abortion. Roe and Casey must be overruled, and the authority to regulate abortion must be returned to the people and their elected representatives,” Alito wrote in his opinion.
Joining him were Justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett and Clarence Thomas.
Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan voted against the decision and wrote a dissenting opinion.
“With sorrow—for this Court, but more, for the many millions of American women who have today lost a fundamental constitutional protection—we dissent,” they wrote.
Mississippi’s House of Representative Michael Guest was proud of the decision sparked by a Mississippi court case. Additionally, he vowed to continue to protect the lives of the unborn in his legislative work.
“After almost 50 years justice has been realized, and our nation celebrates a momentous win for the pro-life movement,” Guest said. “For decades, millions of Americans have advocated for the right to life of our unborn children following the misguided Roe v. Wade decision; but today, the voices who speak for the voiceless have been heard.”
Comments from Mississippi’s legislators will be added as they become available.