HYDE-SMITH STATEMENT ON SCOTUS DECISION OVERTURNING ROE V. WADE WITH MISSISSIPPI’S DOBBS CASE
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), a staunch pro-life advocate, today issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which ends the nearly half-century right to an abortion established in Roe v. Wade:
“Roe v. Wade has been a terrible stain on our nation for too long. I am grateful to God for His divine guidance in the Supreme Court’s decision on Dobbs.
“By effectively overturning Roe v. Wade, the United States will step away from the notion that aborting a baby must be allowed on-demand and up until the birth. Today, the Dobbs decision stands as an affirmation that states can take actions to protect both the preborn and their mothers.
“The decision does not outlaw abortion, as some pro-abortionists contend. But it is a significant departure from Roe in that the people, through their elected leaders, will guide how each state approaches abortion, rather than a nationwide policy set by unelected judges. As we move forward as a nation, I believe greater attention should be paid to the needs of pregnant women and their babies.
“I am so very proud that Mississippi has had a leading role in overturning Roe v. Wade, and I will continue to pray for God’s guidance over the Supreme Court and all policymakers who will now take up the abortion issue across the country.”