Roe v. Wade Is Gone, And Louisiana Reacts

You’ve likely heard this morning that the Supreme Court just released the decision in the Dobbs case, and yes – it does overturn Roe v. Wade.

We’ve known this for almost two months since Justice Samuel Alito’s majority opinion was leaked, and the Left then descended on the Supreme Court in a wave of illegal activity designed to pressure a change in the makeup of that majority. So much so that one loser was caught attempting to assassinate Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Chief Justice John Roberts should have published the decision before now in order to relieve that pressure. He didn’t. But he’s done it now.

And as Louisiana is a pro-life state which will not have abortions any longer, the Dobbs decision signifies a major sea change in the lives of our people.

The reactions are noteworthy. House minority whip Steve Scalise…

“This historic ruling for life is a day to celebrate, and after we celebrate this victory, pro-life Americans across the country will continue our work in legislative bodies to encourage a culture that protects life. Thanks to decades of hard work from the pro-life movement, Roe v. Wade will no longer hinder the elected leaders of the people from protecting innocent life in America. We owe thanks to Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch and her team for helping bring this long-sought-after victory to fruition.

“We know that if Democrats had their way, there would be unlimited abortion on demand, paid for by taxpayers. After the unprecedented leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion in May, Senate Democrats pushed for a vote on a bill that would legalize abortion through all nine months of pregnancy. Despite the efforts from abortion extremists, my Republican colleagues and I are committed to upholding the sanctity of life, protecting the unborn, and putting compassion and care at the center of our legislative efforts to help pregnant women bring more life into this world.

“Since the Roe v. Wade ruling in 1973, 63 million lives have been lost due to legalized abortion. For nearly 50 years, pro-lifers have peacefully marched, prayed, and launched legal and political battles all aimed at reversing a decision that never should have been.

“As our Founding Fathers envisioned, everyone has a right to these inalienable rights: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The Supreme Court has finally corrected the wrong that is Roe v. Wade and we’re closer now to restoring our Founding Fathers’ vision of life.”

Louisiana Right To Life’s Ben Clapper…

A new day has dawned! Roe v. Wade is gone, and unborn babies are now protected by law in Louisiana!

The Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health has reversed Roe v. Wade, restoring to states the ability to protect unborn babies from the violence of abortion. With this decision, Louisiana law should immediately go into effect, safeguarding the right to life of precious children waiting to be born.

We call on Governor Edwards and the Department of Health to enforce our law and tell abortion businesses to cease and desist all abortions.

But, even after Louisiana is abortion-free, we know our work is not done.

Right now, pregnancy resource centers, private and public social services, adoption agencies, and more are ready to walk with moms and help babies. Moms in need can visit our website www.ADifficultChoice.com and utilize the zip code search to find pregnancy centers and a host of other social services near them.

We know we have real solutions available to help moms and babies. But it’s going to take even more from our communities, organizations, and churches to meet the needs of moms and babies. We encourage you to take your next step of service to moms and babies.

For nearly 50 years, Louisiana Right to Life has fought to overturn Roe v. Wade. Thank you to the countless people who have prayed, marched, counseled women, donated funds, volunteered time, stood in front of an abortion facility, and so much more.

Life has won today. Babies are protected. Let’s move forward to protect life and support moms!

U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson…

“Today is an historic and joyful day. After nearly a half century, the Supreme Court has finally corrected its egregious error and returned the fateful policy decision over legalized abortion to the people and their elected representatives—where it has always belonged. No real ‘constitutional right’ to abortion ever existed. The Court invented it out of thin air. House Republicans will continue to stand for the sanctity of human life and hold the Biden Administration accountable for any future attempt to impede the policy decisions of pro-life states.”

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry…

In the decades since Roe v. Wade, nearly 60 million innocent lives were lost to abortion; today, the bleeding stops as the United States Supreme Court has overturned that historic and dreadful judicial activism.

In its opinion for Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the majority of Supreme Court Justices agreed with Attorney General Jeff Landry – declaring that Roe v. Wade and Casey v. Planned Parenthood were wrongly decided. In response, Attorney General Landry issued the following statement:

“This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice in it and be glad. Today, along with millions across Louisiana and America, I rejoice with my departed Mom and the unborn children with her in Heaven!

The Supreme Court has finally returned to the Constitution and delegated power back to the people. Our State’s representatives, held accountable by their constituents, should – and now again can – determine abortion policy not the federal government.

As noted in both my legal brief to the Supreme Court and the majority’s opinion: the Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision.

Because of the Court’s ruling in this case about a Mississippi law limiting abortions after 15 weeks of gestation with exceptions for health emergencies and fetal abnormalities, Louisiana’s trigger law banning abortion is now in effect.

My office and I will do everything in our power to ensure the laws of Louisiana that have been passed to protect the unborn are enforceable, even if we have to go back to court.

As the chief legal officer for our State, I will continue defending Louisiana’s pro-life laws and working to ensure the health and safety of women and their babies.”

And Louisiana Family Forum…

Today, after 50 years and the loss of 60+ million unborn children, the U.S. Supreme Court has finally reversed the infamous Roe v Wade decision. This means that each state must decide its own abortion policy. As for Louisiana, Abortion is prohibited! For details on current law in Louisiana and what happens next, see www.AfterRoe.com.

In 1973, the Court opined that they could not determine when life begins. They were wrong then and science over the last 5 decades has proven that. Louisiana Family Forum is grateful that this Court has finally righted that wrong and concluded that the states possess the rightful responsibility to protect life. We thank Justices Alito, Thomas, Gorsuch, Barrett, Kavanaugh, and Roberts, whose majority vote provided this landmark opinion. Louisiana is in a unique position to protect unborn immediately and we encourage Gov. John Bel Edwards to expedite through DHH the immediate closure of all abortion facilities in Louisiana and the establish life affirming care options for all Louisiana women.

Gene Mills, President of Louisiana Family Forum, remarks on today’s decision: “For my entire adult life, I have worked and prepared for this day. I remain hopeful that Louisiana’s post-Roe prohibition on abortion will only be eclipsed by an authentic respect life ethic. I pray that grace and compassion toward all women experiencing unintended pregnancies becomes the norm and that those who have experienced an abortion and its after-effects would find healing and wholeness.“

“Today’s decision does not mean our work is done. LFF will continue its vision to build a Louisiana where God is honored, life is respected, families flourish and liberty reigns. That necessitates policy, infrastructure, and awareness in our state which directly assists women and children – born and unborn and their families. We will facilitate development of Pregnancy Care Centers – the heartbeat of Louisiana’s respect-life efforts. We will encourage compassion and grace for all who now regret their previous abortion decision. And, importantly, we will not forget the unborn children or their moms in other states which do not have Louisiana’s protections. LFF will work to restore a respect life ethic throughout America, until abortion is un-thinkable and the self-evident truths enumerated in our Declaration are restored and respected for all.”

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